We hear word that the Whatsonstage.com Award-winning Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is gearing up for a UK tour next year.

The show, adapted from the Oscar-winning film, chronicles the adventures of Sydney drag queen Mitzi (aka Tick) and her two fish-out-of-water friends, Felicia and transsexual Bernadette, who head west across the desert to Alice Springs in their battered old bus.

After beginning life in Sydney in 2006, the stage adaptation opened in the West End in March 2009, running at the Palace Theatre until 31 December 2011. It also transferred to Broadway, where it won a Tony Award but struggled at the box office and shuttered earlier this year.

The UK tour is currently being cast, with several principal members believed to already be in place. Further details, including dates and venues, are still to be announced, but you can be sure to read about them first at Whatsonstage.com...