Duncan James leads new UK tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Duncan James, former member of boy band Blue, is to star in an upcoming tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Starting in Manchester this Summer, the show will tour Sunderland, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Brighton, Eastbourne, Canterbury, Glasgow and Torquay.

Based on the Australian film starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce & Terence Stamp, Priscilla Queen of the Desert follows two drag queens and a transgender woman on a journey, travelling by bus from Sydney to outback Australia. The musical features pop songs including “It’s Raining Men”, “Say A Little Prayer” and “Hot Stuff”.

Producer David Ian said: “I am absolutely thrilled that audiences have demanded more of Priscilla! The reaction the show gets at theatres everywhere is like something I’ve never witnessed before – it is truly a party not to be missed. Having Duncan James play Tick is just the icing on the cupcake!”

Duncan James previous West End theatre credits include Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde and Billy Flynn in Chicago.

Full tour dates for Priscilla Queen of the Desert below
14-29 August 2015 -Manchester Opera House
31 August – 5 September 2015 – Sunderland Empire
14-19 September 2015 – Mayflower Theatre Southampton
21-26 September 2015 – Regent Theatre Stoke
2-7 November 2015 Theatre Royal Brighton
14-19 March 2016 – Congress Theatre Eastbourne
21-26 March 2016 – Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
29 March-2 April 2016 – Kings Theatre Glasgow
11-16 April – Torquay Princess Theatre