Alright girls, let’s get this show on the road! Following the announcement of Australian theatre royalty Tony Sheldon as “Bernadette”, David Harris as “Tick” and Euan Doidge as “Felicia”, the full cast of Australia’s most successful homegrown musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert has been confirmed.
A fabulous cast of Australian performers will steer the iconic musical back home for its 10th anniversary celebration tour beginning on Sunday 21 January 2018 at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, before hitting the road for Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Joining the desert adventure are Robert Grubb as outback mechanic “Bob”; Kinky Boots alumni Emma Powell as burly bartender “Shirl” and Blake Appelqvist as “Miss Understanding”; Adele Parkinson as hotel entertainment manager “Marion”; Angelique Cassimatis, Samm Hagen and Cle Morgan as sassy disco singers “The Divas”; and reprising her role from the original Australian production, Lena Cruz as Bob’s wife “Cynthia”.
The cast also includes Jakob Ambrose, Michelle Barr, Xander Ellis, Mitchell Fistrovic, Tom Handley, Haydan Hawkins, Luke Jarvis, Joe Kosky, Leonard Mickelo, Adam Noviello, Shannen Quan, Glaston Toft and Patrick Whitbread.
Director Simon Phillips said; “We’ve assembled a cracking cast for Priscilla’s homecoming, led by a doyen of the musical stage, Tony Sheldon. We’re blessed to have some of our original cast back on the bus for the 10th anniversary tour, along with many fabulous new faces. I can’t wait to put the stiletto to the metal and get rehearsals started.”