Priscilla on the road again

September 14, 2018 | By | Reply More

Desert Queen’s 2019 Edinburgh Playhouse dates

Jason Donavan is promising more glitter than ever before as he turns producer for a new touring production of musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert arriving in Edinburgh in November 2019.

The production will open in Dartford in September 2019, spending a week at the Edinburgh Playhouse in November, and continuing on in an extensive tour of the UK and Ireland, including Wimbledon, Liverpool and Manchester.

Mark Goucher and Jason Donovan with a big-haired drag queen. Pic: Darren Bell.

Mark Goucher and Jason Donovan. Pic: Darren Bell.

Donovan, who performed in the original West End production and two subsequent UK tours, is joining forces with co-producer Mark Goucher for the tour.

There is no indication that Donovan will be reprising the role of Tick, the Sydney drag queen at the centre of the show who has a secret wife and child back home in Alice Springs.

When Tick’s wife calls in a favour, he enlists the help of a couple of drag queens and they set off in a big pink bus – the Priscilla of the title – to cross the desert and perform in the Alice Springs casino.

Speaking of the new tour, Jason Donovan said: “Having spent years performing and always harbouring the desire to become more involved in the creative process, I am delighted to be joining Mark Goucher as producer on this wonderful show.

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“Priscilla is perfect vehicle to venture into the world of producing and bringing all my experience on the show seems the logical next step. Priscilla is such a wonderful Australian story about diversity. It is a modern musical with a great heart.”

The new production, directed by Paul Kerryson, promises more glitter than ever before. It will feature costumes by Phil R Daniels and Charles Cusick Smith, be lit by Ben Cracknell and use choreography by Tom Jackson-Greaves as it struts its through its way through such dance-floor classics as It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife and Finally.

Listings

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Tuesday 5 November  – Saturday 9 December  2019
Tickets on sale now from www.atgtickets.com. Click here to buy now.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on tour 2019/20:
Thurs 5 – Sat 14 September 2019 Dartford
Orchard Theatre
01322 220000 Book online
Tue 17 – Sat 21 September Bradford
Alhambra
01274 432 000 Book online
Mon 23 – Sat 28 September Rhyl
New Pavilion Theatre
01745 33 00 00 Book online
Mon 30 September – Sat 5 October Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
08448 717652 Book online
Mon 7 – Sat 12 October Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Book online
Mon 14 – Sat 19 October Malvern
Festival Theatre
01684 892277 Book online
Mon 21 – Sat 26 October Blackpool
Winter Gardens
0844 856 1111 Book online
Mon 28 October – Sat 2 November Leicester
Curve Theatre
01162 423 595 Book online
Tue 5 – Sat 9 November 2019 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
Mon 11 – Sat 16 November Liverpool
Empire
08448 713 017 Book online
Mon 18 – Sat 23 November Inverness
Eden Court
01463 234234 Book online
Mon 25 – Sat 30 November Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
Tue 17 Dec 2019 – Sat 4 Jan 2020 Brighton
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7650 Book online
Mon 13 – Sat 18 Jan 2020 Southampton
The Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
Mon 20 – Sat 25 Jan 2020 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 230440 Book online
Mon 27 Jan – Sat 1 Feb 2020 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
Mon 3 – Sat 8 Feb 2020 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
0818 719 377 Book online
Mon 10 – Sat 15 Feb 2020 Cambridge
Corn Exchange
01223 357851 Book online
Mon 17 – Sat 22 Feb 2020 Newcastle
Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21 Book online
Mon 24 – Sat 29 Feb 2020 Southend on Sea
Cliffs Pavilion
01702 351135 Book online
Mon 2 – Sat 7 Mar 2020 Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000 On Sale Soon
Mon 9 – Sat 14 Mar 2020 Carlisle
Sands Centre
01228 633 766 Book online
Mon 16 – Sat 21 Mar 2020 Woking
New Victoria
0844 871 7645 Book online
Mon 23 – Sat 28 Mar 2020 Ipswich
Regent Theatre
01473 433100 On Sale 23 Jul
Mon 30 Mar – Sat 4 Apr 2020 Hull
New Theatre
01482 300 300 Book online
Mon 6 – Sat 11 Apr 2020 Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 On Sale 27 Jun
Mon 13 – Sat 18 Apr 2020 Birmingham
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 On Sale 27 Jun
Mon 20 – Sat 25 Apr 2020 Northampton
Royal & Derngate
01604 624 811 Book online
Mon 27 – Sat 2 May 2020 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
Tue 5 – Sat 9 May 2020 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
Tue 12 – Sat 16 May 2020 Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
Mon 18 – Sat 23 May 2020 Cheltenham
Everyman Theatre
01242 572573 Book online

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