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Mark Inscoe and The Voice finalist Lemuel Knights among cast for glamorous musical at Hornchurch theatre

PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 March 2018

Mark Inscoe will be reviving the role of Bernadette in the Queen's Theatre's production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical.

Mark Inscoe will be reviving the role of Bernadette in the Queen's Theatre's production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical.

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A glamorous feel-good musical coming to the Queen’s Theatre will feature actors from the West End and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical will be opening at the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch on May 1.Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical will be opening at the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch on May 1.

Mark Inscoe will be reviving the role of Bernadette having previously performed the part in the West End production.

Playing Tick is Tom Giles, who has featured in Ragtime and Muse of fire at Shakespeare’s Globe, and Adam will be performed by Daniel Bailey, who has featured in Motown the Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre and The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre.

They will be joined by Miracle Chance, Michael Cuckson, Molly-Grace Cutler, Clara Darcy, Natasha Lewis, Tom Self, Lauren Storer, Josh Tye and Lemuel Knights who was a finalist on BBC1’s The Voice.

Douglas Rintoul, artistic director at the Queen’s Theatre will be directing the heart-warming production.

He said: “Following on from our hit production of Made in Dagenham, I was keen to make another regional premiere of a great modern musical at the Queen’s Theatre.

“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is absolutely ripe for a new more intimate, stripped back, actor-musician midscale production.”

A trio of unlikely performers set out on an adventure across the Australian outback in a battered old bus named Priscilla, searching for dreams and friendship.

Based on the smash hit movie starring Terrence Stamp and Guy Pearce, audiences are promised a highly entertaining new take on an iconic musical.

Douglas added: “The film blew me away back in the mid-1990s - it’s a great story of friendship and empowerment and is packed full of top tunes, fierceness, fun and poignancy - what more could one ask for?”

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is jam-packed with 70s, 80s and 90s dance floor favourites including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, I Say A Little Prayer and Finally.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert runs at the theatre from April 27 - May 26.

The Queen’s Theatre will also be providing a dementia-friendly performance on Thursday, May 24 at 1.30pm, an Audio Described Performance on Saturday, May 19 at 2.30pm and a Sign Language Interpreted Performance on Wednesday, May 16 at 7.30pm.

For more information visit queens-theatre.co.uk.


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