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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.


“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.

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 Click here to buy now.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on tour 2019:
Thurs 5 – Sat 14 September 2019 Dartford
Orchard Theatre
01322 220000 Book online
Tue 17 – Sat 21 September Bradford
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
0844 871 3014 Book online
Mon 11 – Sat 16 November Liverpool
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


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