TV soaps star Richard Grieve gets back to the stage and dons the sequins in Priscilla
Richard Grieve is no stranger to UK television viewers having played roles in Neighbours, Home & Away and Emmerdale. But a love of the stage has also driven him to appear in numerous plays and musicals over his career, both in his native Australia and in the UK. Up next for the versatile actor is his greatest challenge yet, playing the lead role of Tick in Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre, following in the footsteps of Jason Donovan and Ben Richards in the part.
Richard trained at Victoria University in Melbourne and Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art. His stage work includes The Misanthrope, Design for Living, Molière’s The Will, Mame, The Boy from Oz, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in Australia; and in the UK he has appeared in the UK tour of Footloose The Musical, Daisy Miller, Dial M for Murder, Teen Scream, There’s No Place Like a Home, A Daughter’s a Daughter, An Ideal Husband and Bells Are Ringing.
Richard’s TV work includes playing Sam Kratz in Neighbours, Dr Lachlan Frazer in Home & Away, Johnny Foster in Emmerdale, plus roles in The Man from Snowy River, Newlyweds, E Street, State Coroner and Wintertime.
Richard stars in Priscilla alongside Mark Moraghan as Bob, Don Gallagher as Bernadette and Oliver Thornton as Adam.
Date: 9 February 2011
Written by: WestEndTheatre
Tags: Palace Theatre, Priscilla, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Richard Grieve