Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical will end its run at the Palace Theatre in London after Christmas this year.
The show, which celebrated its 1,000th performance at the Palace Theatre last Saturday 3 September, will close on 31 December 2011 after over two and a half years in the West End.
Next month Ray Meagher, who is best known for playing Alf Stewart in Aussie soap Home and Away, will re-join the West End cast as mechanic Bob, performing alongside Don Gallagher as Bernadette, Richard Grieve as Tick and Oliver Thornton as Adam.
Based on the Oscar® winning movie, the production has won both Tony and Olivier awards and tells the story of three drag queens who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback, travelling there on battered old bus called Priscilla.
The show first premiered in Sydney, and opened in March on Broadway at the Palace Theatre in New York. Productions for Italy and Brazil are planned.