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Sedos brings Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical to Bridewell Theatre

Sedos Priscilla

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

SEDOS is presenting a new production of the award-winning musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Bridewell Theatre from November 22 to December 2, 2017.

The musical, which has book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, is based on the 1994 Oscar-winning Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

The critically-acclaimed stage musical version of Priscilla has played to packed houses all over the world since its premiere in Sydney in 2006. Sedos’ new production promises to be vibrant and energetic – with a cast of 25, many of whom are featuring in their first Sedos production.

Featuring all-time dance and pop hits from the 80’s and 90’s, the story follows the adventure of three friends brought together under unique circumstances. They travel in a wonderfully quirky bus from the glamour and sparkle of Sydney as they ‘Go West’ into the heart of the Australian desert continent.

The production is directed by Angus Jacobs, with musical direction by Ryan Macaulay and choreography by Eloise Horton.

Director Angus Jacobs said: “We are thrilled to be bringing our special touch to this wonderful production and even more so that the run is completely sold out. We have designed some stunning original costumes for this production and coupled with the unique challenges (or opportunities!) presented by getting a moving bus onto the stage of the Bridewell Theatre, we are really thrilled with our fresh take on the show.

“From our first workshops back in July to our opening night later this month, the team have worked so hard and we can’t wait to share ‘our Priscilla’ with the audience.”

The cast includes Richard Upton (as Tick), Ian Thiele-Long (Adam), Alex McKinven (Bernadette), Victoria Greenway, Corin Miller and Skyla Loureda (the Divas), Mark Macey (Bob), John Bainton (Miss Understanding), Natalie Harding-Moore (Marion), Rowena Turner (Shirley), Romana Moss (Cynthia), Andy Macpherson (Frank), Claire Linney (Jimmy), Alex Magliaro (Farrah), Chris Warner (Pastor) and Matthew Cise and Evan Huntley-Robertson (Benji).

Ensemble members are Sarah Berryman, Lauren Coffey, James Franey, Matt Madeley, Emma Morgan, Tashan Nicholas, Caroline Scott, Ben Thiele-Long, Rebecca Weymouth and Josh Yeardley.

NB: The whole run is sold out, but returns may be available from the theatre box office, which opens 30 minutes before the performance. For more information visit sedos.co.uk/.