The tuner rendition of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” has nailed down its West End dates and theater, playing the Palace beginning in March.
London incarnation of the hit Oz musical will star Jason Donovan, Oliver Thornton, Clive Carter and Tony Sheldon, reprising the role he created in Sydney. Original director Simon Phillips helms.
Stage version of “Priscilla” preemed in Sydney in 2006 and went on to play Melbourne as well as venues in New Zealand, grossing about $75 million.
Centering on a bus trip taken by three drag performers, “Priscilla” was penned by Stephan Elliott, who wrote and directed the 1994 pic, and Allan Scott. Score is comprised of pre-existing tunes, many from the disco era.
Planned productions of “Priscilla” include an upcoming North American staging to begin in Toronto as well as versions in Germany and Sweden. Show also returns to Sydney next month.
“Priscilla” begins perfs at the Palace March 10 ahead of a press night set for March 24.