Journey to the heart of fabulous at HMT

Graeme Weaver as Felicia, Noel Sullivan as Tick and Richard Grieve as Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical which opens on August 20. Picture by Paul Coltas.
Graeme Weaver as Felicia, Noel Sullivan as Tick and Richard Grieve as Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical which opens on August 20. Picture by Paul Coltas.

Get ready for the ride of your life - Priscilla Queen of the Desert is about to open in Aberdeen for a two week run - don’t miss it!

David Ian Productions and the Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the international smash hit musical will play His Majesty’s Theatre for two weeks from Tuesday, August 20 until Saturday, August 31.

The cast includes Noel Sullivan who plays the role of Tick; he is probably best known as one fifth of the record-breaking pop band Hear’Say.

His television credits include the hit BBC comedy “Gavin and Stacey”. Most recently he played the lead role of Galileo in “We Will Rock You”, both in the West End and on a national tour.

His other theatre credits include Nick in the national tour of “Flashdance - The Musical” and Danny in “Grease” in the West End.

Richard Grieve will play Bernadette having 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 will play Felicia, which he played in the West End production of the show. His other theatre credits include Mary Sunshine in “Chicago” and “Assassins”.

Get ready for the ride of your life! Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is the 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.

With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites including ‘It’s Raining Men’, ‘Say a Little Prayer’, ‘Go West’, ‘Hot Stuff’ and ‘Always on My Mind’, this wildly fresh and funny new musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical 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 a hugely successful season on Broadway. Along the way, it has won numerous awards including the prestigious Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Costume Design.

Over the years HMT has seen performances from luminaries such as Charlton Heston, Sir Ian McKellan, Sean Connery, Erroll Flynn, Noel Coward, Alec Guinness, Vivien Leigh and more recently rock legend Brian May.

When performing at the theatre, comedian Billy Connolly described the auditorium as “…playing a gig inside a wedding cake!”.

HMT is a popular stop for large scale tours with performances including We Will Rock You, Hairspray, Dirty Dancing, Grease, Legally Blonde, The Sound of Music and Sister Act.

The theatre has its own resident ghost. Jake is thought to roam the corridors of the theatre and was said to be a stage hand that died in an accident in the backstage area.

The bars at the dress circle and stalls regularly house art exhibitions from local talent.

Tickets for this latest production are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.