MARK Goucher and first-time producer Jason Donovan have announced that actor and Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden will star in their brand-new production of the hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
The show, which was announced last year, will tour the UK and Ireland from September, playing the Liverpool Empire from 11th to 16th November.
It marks Donovan’s first time as a producer, having performed in the cast of the original West End production and two subsequent UK tours.
Joe McFadden said: “I’m over the moon to be taking on this new and exciting challenge in a musical that I have been a massive fan of for such a long time. I’m looking forward to working with this wonderful production team, including Jason whose guidance I feel especially lucky to have given his previous experience with the production. I can’t wait to take the Priscilla bus on the road and have a bonzer time making the role my own!”
Mark Goucher said: “Joe is great casting for Priscilla. He is a very strong musical theatre performer and will bring great charm and integrity to this new production of a great musical.”
Jason Donovan said: “So pleased to announce Joe be starring in our production. He’s a down to earth, talented guy who will bring enormous warmth to the role of Mitzi. I can’t wait to see him in heels doing those dance routines…. Awesome.”
Based on the Oscar-winning film, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Monday 11th to Saturday 16th November
Mon to Sat evenings 7.30pm, Wed & Sat matinees 2.30pm
Tickets from £13
Liverpool Empire Box Office, Lime Street, L1 1JE
ATG ticketline: 0844 871 3017