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10:44am Monday 22nd April 2013
WHEN the low-budget film Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was unleashed onto an unsuspecting public back in 1995 it was an immediate cult hit. Nearly 20 years later, and four years after the stage show hit the West End, the paying public are much more prepared for the camp spectacle that is Priscilla. The story surrounds Tick, a Sydney drag queen (played by Jason Donovan) who embarks on a road trip to find his young son in Alice Springs. He takes with him Bernadette (Richard Grieve), an ageing transsexual, and the exuberant young buck Felicia (Graham Weaver), on board a bus called Priscilla. Of course the big name for the show is Jason Donovan, but particular praise going to Richard Grieve whose performance steals every scene. The songs, of course, are all feel-good anthems,and credit must also be given to the marvellous Miss Understanding, who sets a high standard early on in the show with his version of What’s Love Got to Do With It?. The set list, which includes fabulous tunes such as It’s Raining Men, I Say a Little Prayer, and I Love The Nightlife really do hit a high note. The set for the touring production has had to be pared down from the London show, but the set – even the glorious Priscilla – pales into insignificance when compared to the many fabulous costumes on display for the night. So if you are after some high camp and razzle dazzle, this is the place to be this month. Priscilla Queen of the Desert is on at the Bristol Hippodrome until Saturday, April 27.
10:20am Monday 22nd April 2013
FORMER soap star and one of the early 1990s biggest pop idols, Jason Donovan, is appearing like you’ve never him before at Bristol Hippodrome in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Jason is leading the fabulously over-dressed cast in one of theatre’s most glitzy, glittery show to tread the boards, Best remembered for playing teen heartthrob Scott Robinson against Kylie Minogue’s Charlene Mitchell in Australian soap Neighbours, Jasoon plays the role of Tick and he says getting into shape for the demanding part has been hard work.
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