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Mark Goucher and Jason Donovan to co-present a UK tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

MARK Goucher is joining forces with first time producer Jason Donovan to create a brand new production of the hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

The show makes a perfect vehicle for Donovan to begin his life as a producer, having performed in the cast of the original West End production and two subsequent UK tours. The producing team will be completed by Gavin Kalin and Matthew Gale.

The production will open in Dartford in September 2019 and will then tour throughout the UK and Ireland, visiting New Wimbledon Theatre from Monday, October 7 to Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Jason Donovan said: “Having spent years performing and always harbouring the desire to become more involved in the creative process, I am delighted to be joining Mark Goucher as producer on this wonderful show. Priscilla is the perfect vehicle to venture into the world of producing and bringing all my experience on the show seems the logical next step. Priscilla is such a wonderful Australian story about diversity. It is a modern musical with a great heart.”

The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever before, featuring a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife, Finally and many more.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

This new production comes from the team behind the critically acclaimed UK tours of Hairspray; with direction by Paul Kerryson, choreography by Tom Jackson-Greaves, designs by Phil R Daniels and Charles Cusick Smith, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Ben Harrison.

Casting has not been announced.

Following the Dartford dates, Priscilla will continue to Bradford, Rhyl, Milton Keynes, Wimbledon, Malvern, Blackpool, Leicester, Edinburgh, Liverpool. Inverness and Manchester.

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