Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical Celebrates Its 1000th West End Performance As Ray Meagher Returns To The Production

Tomorrow, Saturday 3 September 2011, the West End production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical will celebrate its dazzling 1000th performance at the Palace Theatre. Oscar®, Tony and Olivier award-winning Priscilla Queen of the Desert tells the story of three friends who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.

Ray Meagher Returns To The West End In Internationally Award Winning Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

Ray Meagher, best known on television for playing Alf Stewart in the long running Australian soap Home and Away, will re join the West End cast of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical as mechanic Bob from 5 October 2011, following his hugely successful run in the show last year. With booking now open at the Palace Theatre until 7 January 2012, Meagher joins Don Gallagher (Bernadette), Richard Grieve (Tick) and Oliver Thornton (Adam) in the internationally award-winning musical at the Palace Theatre.

Your theatre week, 21 to 27 March 2011

This week sees a number of birthday celebrations, including two American theatre greats: Stephen Sondheim turns 81 after a riotous year of 80th birthday tributes culminating in his Olivier Special Award, and this week marks the centenary of the great Tennessee Williams. Also Priscilla makes it to two years old this week as the Broadway production starts camping it up on the other side of the Atlantic, and Kneehigh Theatre Company follow their acclaimed production of Brief Encounter with another reimagining of a cinema classic, this time French movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

London shows hit Broadway

From London to New York: Priscilla, Sister Act, War Horse and Jerusalem to open on Broadway

Broadway Theatre Spring Round-up

Our USA round-up of what’s hot on Broadway and beyond, including Daniel Radcliffe in How To Succeed…, transfers of Priscilla and Sister Act, Elaine Paige in Follies and much more.

Free Hotel Rooms in London

Celebrate winter with our great new hotel and theatre promotion, with blockbuster shows including Love Never Dies, Legally Blonde, Priscilla, Jersey Boys and Billy Elliot.

Celebrity Endorsement : The Musical

Celebrity Endorsement : The Musical – Bette Midler, Michael Ball, Whoopi Goldberg, Will Smith… is celebrity endorsement of musicals the future of theatre?

Ray Meagher joins Priscilla

Home and Away’s Alf Stewart, aka Australian actor Ray Meagher, has joined the London cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert this week at the Palace Theatre.

Casting: Sister Act, Priscilla, Les Mis

Whoopi Goldberg to make her West End debut in Sister Act; Alf from Home and Away joins the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Ramin Karimloo and Samantha Barks to appear in Les Mis at the O2.

West End Live this weekend

Free event West End Live will run this weekend in London, showcasing the best of West End theatre.

Donovan and Swenson bow out of West End

Two West End stars left their roles in major shows this weekend. On Saturday night (29 May) Jason Donovan left Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre and Broadway star Will Swenson left Hair at the Gielgud Theatre.

Free West End event scheduled

The casts of some of London’s biggest shows are being allowed out into the open air again this year, as the West End’s annual live event in Leicester Square – West End Live.

BEN RICHARDS in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

The Bill star Ben Richards to premiere in Priscilla Best known for his TV roles, BEN RICHARDS is to take over from Jason Donovan in June this year to play the lead role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Richards is most famous for playing PC Nathaniel Roberts in Britain’s longest-running police drama, The Bill, as well as a long stint on racy series Footballer’s Wives. He is also an accomplished musicals actor having played numerous roles in high-profile West End shows including Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Danny Zuko in Grease, Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever and …

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Jason Donovan to leave Priscilla

Jason Donovan to leave hit musical Priscilla. The Bill star Ben Richards to take over as Tick. Jason Donovan, the star of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre in London, is to leave the show this June. Donovan, who led the first UK cast of the show in the starring role of Tick, has appeared in the musical since March 2009. The role of Tick will be taken over by Ben Richards, best known for playing hunky PC Nathaniel Roberts in ITV drama The Bill. Britain’s longest-running police drama, The Bill was recently axed by ITV in …

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Birthday Billy, Priscilla and Boys

Billy Elliot, Priscilla Queen of The Desert and Jersey Boys will all celebrate their birthdays this month.

Save £15 on tickets to Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Save £15 on tickets to see Jason Donovan in the smash-hit new musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert Monday-Thursday Evenings and Thursday Matinees until the 27th May Priscilla Queen of the Desert has just celebrated its first fabulous year at the Palace Theatre in London, flushed with critical acclaim and audience adoration. Based on the Oscar winning film, Priscilla is a spectacular new musical about three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla and take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. Britain’s very own adopted Aussie Jason Donovan stars as Tick and handsome young …

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert hits London

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical shimmies into the West End tonight, starting previews at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End. Billed as the ultimate feel-good show, pre-opening buzz and reports from its run in Sydney suggest that the musical’s timing is perfect. With acres of chiffon, millions of sequins and some show stopping numbers, it promises to banish any feelings of gloom from the capital. Based on the Oscar award-winning film, PRISCILLA tells the story of Tick (Jason Donovan), Bernadette (Tony Sheldon) and Adam (Oliver Thornton), three glamorous Sydney drag queens who agree to take their …

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London Theatre – 2009 Preview

  If theatre mirrors life then you would expect 2009 to be a bad year for the performing arts in London: economic downturns and credit crunches sound like gloomy news for our discretionary entertainment spending. But West End theatre box office figures have kept on going up in recent years, and the huge number of new productions sailing into town during 2009 could mean that Theatreland manages to buck the trend. THE GREAT REVIVAL The RSC, National Theatre, Donmar and Old Vic dominated straight drama in the West End in 2008, and they haven’t finished yet. Big hitters coming to …

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