Norwich: Heart's Jason Donovan To Headline Show

6 June 2013, 11:17

Heart's Jason Donovan will headline the hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert when it comes to Norwich later this year.

The show, which has come straight from the West End, is full of glamorous costumes, larger than life characters and classic tunes such as I Will Survive, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and It’s Raining Men.

Cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

All photographs courtesy of Paul Coltas.

The musical follows the story of three friends who jump on a worn out bus in the search for love and friendship. It's already been given a wide range of awards including four What’s On Stage gongs, an Olivier Award for Best Costume Design and Best Musical at the Sobom Awards.

Jason takes on the part of Tick. It's his latest role since reaching the final of last year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

Starring alongside him in the role of Bernadette is Richard Grieve, who's probably best known for playing Jonny Foster in Emmerdale, and Graham Weaver as Felicia. He’s well-known for his part in Chicago and Assassins.

John Bultitude from Norwich Theatre Royal said: “The run-up to Christmas is going to be more glitzy and sparkly than Santa’s grotto.

"This show is guaranteed to blast away the winter blues with a high-energy show packed with feel good moments.

"The addition of Jason Donovan will bring a splash of star quality to the show. His on-stage presence and superb singing voice will help make Priscilla Queen Of The Desert one of the city’s hottest tickets of 2013.”

The show runs from Monday 25th November to Saturday 7th December. To book tickets online visit www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call their box office on 01603 630000.

 

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