Musical star Jason Donovan is producing his first stage show – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – to go on tour next year.
He and co-producer Mark Goucher are creating a brand new production of the much-loved glittering hit musical, which will open in Dartford in September 2019.
It will then tour throughout the UK and Ireland.
The show has special meaning for Jason, who performed in the cast of the original West End production and two subsequent UK tours: “Having spent years performing and always harbouring the desire to become more involved in the creative process, I am delighted to be joining Mark Goucher as producer on this wonderful show.
“Priscilla is perfect vehicle to venture into the world of producing and bringing all my experience on the show seems the logical next step. Priscilla is such a wonderful Australian story about diversity. It is a modern musical with a great heart.”
The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever before, featuring a dazzling array of costumes and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife, and Finally, among others.
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 and acceptance.