The theatre has confirmed casting for its upcoming production playing from the 27th April. 

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Full casting for the regional professional premiere directed by  Queen’s Theatre’s Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul is set to star Mark Inscoe who will be reviving the role of Bernadette having previously performed the part in the West End production. He will be joined by  Tom Giles as Tick (Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre; Muse of Fire, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Adam will be performed by Daniel Bailey (Motown the Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre; The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre). The cast will also include   Miracle Chance, Michael Cuckson, Molly-Grace Cutler, Clara Darcy, Lemuel Knights, Natasha Lewis, Tom Self, Lauren Storer and Josh Tye.

A trio of unlikely performers set out on an adventure across the Australian outback in a battered old bus named Priscilla, searching for dreams and friendship, but discovering much more…

This uplifting and heart-warming tale has it all – outrageous costumes, flamboyant choreography and plenty of sass. It’s jam-packed with 70s, 80s and 90s dance floor favourites including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, I Say A Little Prayer and Finally.

Talking about the production Douglas Rintoul said: “Following on from our hit production of Made in Dagenham, I was keen to make another regional premiere of a great modern musical at the Queen’s Theatre. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is absolutely ripe for a new, more intimate, stripped back, actor-musician midscale production. The film blew me away back in the mid-1990s – it’s a great story of friendship and empowerment and is packed full of top tunes, fierceness, fun and poignancy – what more could one ask for?”

The musical is set to include designs by  Joanna Scotcher, musical direction by Adam Gerber with lighting design by Mark Howland, sound design by Adam McCready, choreography by Darragh O’Leary and fight direction by Bethan Clark.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will play at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from the 27th April until the 26th May. For more information visit: https://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/show/priscilla-queen-of-the-desert/ 

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