Young actor opportunity

Oct 5 2015 | By More

Priscilla tour seeks boy actors

The Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical tour is looking for two young male actors to share the role of Benji when it arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse in December.

The Edinburgh dates are being cast by London-based Debbie O’Brien Casting, but Edinburgh company Insideout Productions will be forwarding suitable suggestions this week.

Tick (Jason Donovan) and Benji in the 2013/14 tour.

Tick (Jason Donovan) and Benji in the 2013/14 tour.

The production plays the Playhouse Tuesday 15 December to Saturday 2 January 2016 and the performers will be required for one rehearsal day before this.

Based on the Oscar winning movie The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the musical tells the story of three drag performers who set off from Sydney across the Australian desert in a battered old tour bus, christened Priscilla. The show contains over 20 classic disco hits such as I Will Survive and I Love The Nightlife.

The role available is Benji, son of Tick (who performs as drag queen Mitzi) and  Marion who is a hotel entertainment manager.

Marion has brought Benji up to be sweet and open-minded. Tick makes the journey across the desert to spend time with him, having been away in Sydney for his early years.

The company are looking to cast two boys to share the role in Edinburgh. The actor must live in Edinburgh or the vicinity – within 45 minutes travel time of the venue. Children will live at home.


Male aged 7-10 years, playing age 7-8 years.
Maximum Height: 4ft 5in (135cm).
Acting and some singing – nice clear singing voice. Dance ability optional, not essential.
Innocent and sweet, but with a natural cheekiness.
Slight build.
Needs to be confident with good energy and concentration.
Deadline for applications: Thursday 8 October 2015.
Email photo and CV of child to with BENJI in the subject title.


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