STAGE TUBE: Ian McKellen, Bette Midler, Stephen Fry & More Visit PRISCILLA
A slew of celebrities from all walks of the entertainment scene have flocked to see 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical' currently playing in the West End at the Palace Theatre. The 'Priscilla' website has compiled videos of these celebrity visits, which include backstage meet and greet with the cast and interviews with the celebrities. Included in these videos are Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Lorraine Kelly, Stephen Fry, Jodi Picoult, David Hasselhoff, Sarah Harding, Martina Navratilova, Miriam Margoyles and Carol Mcready, Ray Meagher, Cilla Black and Christopher Biggins, Heather Small, Greg Burns, Bette Midle, and Jermaine Jackson.
As previously reported, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical will celebrate a year in the West End on 23 March 2010 having completed over 425 performances at the Palace Theatre since its opening last year. From 8 March Jason Donovan (Tick) and Oliver Thornton (Adam) will be joined by Don Gallagher as Bernadette, as booking for the show extends until 26 February 2011. Over the summer (6 June - 5 September 2010) there will be Sunday performances of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical at 3pm. The show is reportedly Broadway-bound thereafter in 2011.
Priscilla will be presented in Toronto at the Prince of Wales Theatre, and will begin previews on October 12, 2010.
Starring Jason Donovan, Tony Sheldon, Oliver Thornton and Clive Carter, the principal cast are joined by Zoë Birkett, Kate Gillespie and Emma Lindars as the three Divas, Wezley Sebastian as Miss Understanding, Amy Field as Marion, Daniele Coombe as Shirley, Tristan Temple as Jimmy, Kanako Nakano as Cynthia, Steven Cleverley as Young Bernadette and John Brannoch as Frank.
Based on the Oscar® award-winning film, Priscilla tells the story of Tick (Jason Donovan), Bernadette (Tony Sheldon) and Adam (Oliver Thornton), a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio that agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback.
Priscilla Queen Of the Desert The Musical is a heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and featuring a score of dance-floor classics, this new musical is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous.
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical , written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, is directed by Simon Phillips, with Choreography by Ross Coleman, Musical Supervision and Arrangements by STEPHEN 'SPUD' MURPHY and Production Design by BrIan Thomson. Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner have re-created their Oscar®-winning Costume Designs and the BAFTA Award winning Make Up design is recreated by Cassie Hanlon. Lighting is designed by Nick Schlieper and Sound by Michael Waters.
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical is produced in London by Liz Koops and Garry McQuinn for Back Row Productions, Michael Hamlyn for Specific Films, Allan Scott, John Frost,Michael Chugg, David Mirvish and The Really Useful Group. Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus, London W1 Performances: Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm.
For more information visit priscillathemusical.com
Ticket prices: Monday to Thursday evenings at 7.30pm and Thursday matinees at 2.30pm: Until 26 Sept - £59.25, £44.75, £24.75, £20.25, From 28 Sept - £60, £45, £25, £20. Saturday matinees at 2.30pm & Friday and Saturday evenings at 7.30pm: Until 26 Sept - £64.25, £44.75, £24.75, £20.25 From 28 Sept - £65, £45, £25, £20. NB All tickets include a 75p Theatre Restoration Levy. £2.00 booking fee applies for all tickets purchased except postal and personal bookings at the Palace Theatre. Box Office: 0844 755 0016