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Jason Donovan to star in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

David Ian Productions and the Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce further dates for the UK tour of the international smash hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert and are delighted to announce that Jason Donovan will star as Tick when the show comes to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking from Mon 16 - Sat 21 September.

Jason Donovan played the role of Tick when the show originally opened in the West End. He has had a hugely successful and varied career as both an actor and world-wide recording artist, selling over 13 million albums to date.  As well as Priscilla Queen of the Desert his other West End credits include the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. His touring credits include Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, the title role in John Doyle’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and The Artilleryman in The War of the Worlds. His television credits include Neighbours and Echo Beach. He was a finalist in ITV’s smash hit I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! and in 2011 reached the final of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert also stars Richard Grieve as Bernadette. Richard previously played the part of Tick in the West End production of the show and is probably best known as Jonny Foster in Emmerdale. A native Australian, he played Sam Kratz in Neighbours and Dr Lachlan Frazer in Home and Away. His UK theatre credits include the national tour of Footloose - The Musical and Bells are Ringing at the Unicorn Theatre. His theatre credits in Australia include Greg Connell in The Boy from Oz and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Graham Weaver plays Felicia, which he played in the West End production of the show. His other theatre credits include Mary Sunshine in Chicago and Assassins.

Get ready for the ride of your life! Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor favorites including It’s Raining Men, Say a Little Prayer, Go West, Hot Stuff and Always on My Mind, this wildly fresh and funny new musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical originally opened in Australia in 2006 where it ran for two years before opening in the West End for a run of a further two years. The show recently played a hugely successful season on Broadway. Along the way, it has won numerous awards including the prestigious Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Costume Design.