Miles Western as Bernadette, Joe McFadden as Tick and Nick Hayes as Felicia. Picture: Darren Bell

Priscilla Queen of the Desert -The Musical

Malvern Theatres


What’s love got to do with it? Love makes for fine romance and can leave you spinning around but if you want to see something bigger than Tom Cruise then dust off those glittery jock straps and bring a big umbrella to Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Malvern Theatres this week. It will be raining men!

Jason Donovan starred in the original Go West End production and has joined Mark Goucher, executive producer, this time as a producer himself and there’s no getting away from Kylie as her music dominates the storyline and soundtrack as you hop on the locomotion/tour bus through the desert of the Australian Outback.

For those of you who saw Joe McFadden in The House on Cold Hill earlier in the year, you might not recognise him, as Tick/Mitzi Del Bra as he completely transforms into a glamorous drag queen who drags his friends aboard Priscilla for an unpredictable bus ride of their lives from Sydney to Alice Springs in search of his son.

Olivier Award winning actor Miles Western plays transgender woman Bernadette and despite blowing her own trumpet, Bernadette has an understated class as she shakes her groove thing at her true love Bob, Daniel Fletcher, and puts up with the endless sass and gyrating hips of fellow passenger Felicia, Nick Hayes. I certainly can’t get him out of my head as Felicia’s dreams to perform Kylie on top of Ayres Rock are magically revealed.

The show would definitely not go on without the three Divas Alesha Pease, Claudia Kariuki and Rosie Glossop who own I Will Survive and how can anyone forget ping pong master Jacqui Sanchez as Cynthia.

With choreography by Tom Jackson-Greaves and designs by Phil R Daniels and Charles Cusick Smith this production oozes fun, vibrancy and sass along with a thought provoking adventure of self-discovery and acceptance where true colours shine through. ‘Girls just wanna have fun

Grab your fake tan and raise one heel for dragkind to see some hot stuff in Queen of the Desert at Malvern until Saturday 19th October. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and  Online

Emma Trimble


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