West Bromwich Operatic Society Prepare for a Fabulous New Production

13 Apr 2018

Published in: Member News

Tye Harris as Tick Jon Wetherall as Bernadette and Zachary Hollinshead as Felicia in Priscilla Queen Of The Desert Photo by Graeme BraidwoodWest Bromwich Operatic Society return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre later this month with Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical from 24th - 28th April.

Tye Harris will play Tick/Mitzi, John Wetherall is Bernadette and Zachary Hollinshead is Adam/Felicia. The drag-queens and transgender woman who contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their bus, Priscilla in a fabulous and heart-warming story.

Niamh Allen, Tasheka Coe and Sarah Moors play the Divas, Simon Pugh is Bob, Elliott Mann is Miss Understanding, Katie Walker is Marion, Trish Humphreys plays Shirley, Sophie Louise Johnson is Cynthia, Matt Evans is Farrah and Alex Wolliscroft is Young Bernadette. Georgie Hodson, aged 11 from Bloxwich and Luca Marandola, aged 12 from Tettenhall alternate the role of Benji.

The company is completed by a talented group of local performers.

Direction is by Ben Cole, Musical Direction is by Adam Joy and Claire Flavell is choreographer.

Recent productions from West Bromwich Operatic Society at the Grand Theatre include Rock Of Ages (2017), Made In Dagenham (2016), Sunset Boulevard and Ghost The Musical (2015) and Sister Act (2014). They will return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre later this year from 27th November - 1st December with West Side Story, to mark their 80th anniversary as a company.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical originally opened in Australia and after a sell-out two year run, opened in London's West End followed by Broadway in the United States.

Get ready for the ride of your life! Based on the 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 favorites including "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!

Tickets for Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical from 24th - 28th April are on sale by visiting the Grand Theatre in person, calling 01902 429212 or online at www.grandtheatre.co.uk.

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