BATH Light Operatic Group’s production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical comes to the Theatre Royal from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th November.
Set in Australia, it’s a extraordinary road trip across the continent on Priscilla the bus, as driven by three outrageous drag queens, each with a story to tell.
The wildly funny, daring and uplifting musical, based on the 1994 film, is packed with a hit parade of dance-floor favourites including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, It’s Raining Men, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Venus and I Love the Nightlife.
Mitzi, Felicia and Bernadette are three glamorous performance artistes searching for love and friendship. They end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed of. Their journey of self-discovery culminates in a show unlike anything the locals have ever seen before.
The BLOG production features an on-stage bus, and more than 500 costumes and extraordinary head-dresses. The 40-strong company, aged from ten to 65 years, comes from Bath, Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon, Midsomer Norton, Frome, Melksham and Saltford.
The show is directed and choreographed by Vicki Klein with musical direction by Matthew Finch. In the three principal roles are David Baxter as Mitzi/Tick, Rob Dallimore as Bernadette and BLOG newcomer Ryan Hughes playing Felicia/Adam.
“The Divas” are played by Rebecca Henderson, Aimi Kuhlke and Zoe Manifold. Jill Kelly., who has performed with BLOG for more than 50 years, takes the role of Shirley.
The company is delighted to bring the first ever production of Priscilla to Bath. Performances are nightly at 7.30, with 2.30 matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.
For more information, telephone 01225 448844 or visit the website, www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Pictured are David Baxter as Mitzi, Ryan Hughes as Felicia and Rob Dallimore as Bernadette.