Jason Donovan is to play the role of Tick on the current UK tour of Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, reprising the part he played when the show originally opened in the West End. The new tour will also star Richard Grieve as Bernadette and Graham Weaver as Felicia.
The show will play Milton Keynes, Manchester, London, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Leicester, Edinburgh and Wimbledon.
Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla - Queen of the Desert is described as a heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. The show features dancefloor favourites including "It's Raining Men", "Say a Little Prayer", "Go West", "Hot Stuff" and "Always on My Mind."
Jason Donovan has sold over 13 million albums to date. As well as Priscilla, his other West End credits include the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. His touring credits include Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, the title role in John Doyle's production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and he can currently be seen as The Artilleryman in The War of the Worlds. His television credits include Neighbours and Echo Beach. He was also a finalist in ITV's smash hit I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! and Strictly Come Dancing.
Richard Grieve returns the the role of Bernadette and he has also previously played the part of Tick in the West End production of the show. He is probably best known as Jonny Foster in Emmerdale. A native Australian, he played Sam Kratz in Neighbours and Dr Lachlan Frazer in Home and Away. His UK theatre credits include the national tour of Footloose - The Musical and Bells Are Ringing at the Unicorn Theatre. His theatre credits in Australia include Greg Connell in The Boy from Oz and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Graham Weaver plays Felicia, which he played in the West End production of the show. His other theatre credits include Mary Sunshine in Chicago and Assassins.
Priscilla - Queen of the Desert originally opened in Australia in 2006 where it ran for two years before opening in the West End for a run of a further two years. The show recently played on Broadway.
The show is currently in Milton Keynes and also plays:
The Grand, Wolverhampton - 27 January - 1 February
Theatre Royal, Newcastle - 3 - 15 February
Palace Theatre, Manchester - 17 - 22 February
De'Monfort Hall - Leicester - 24 - February - 1 March
Edinburgh Playhouse - 3 - 8 March
New Wimbledon Theatre - 10 - 15 March