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Queen of the Desert

June 6th-9th 2018

Theatr Clwyd


Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

The iconic hit musical has more glitter than most shows can dream of. This show will feature a dazzling array of hundreds of costumes, headdresses and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including IT'S RAINING MEN, I WILL SURVIVE, I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE, HOT STUFF, plus GO WEST, MACARTHUR PARK and many more.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, brashness and acceptance. After winning a glittering array of international awards on Broadway, the West End, Europe and Asia Tip Top Productions is delighted to bring the show to Theatr Clwyd in June 2018.


Bernadette-Mike Jenkinson-Deakin

Tick/Mitzi-Josh Hankey

Adam/Felicia-Jack Fletcher

Bob-Andy Jordan

Divas - Laura Roberts, Natalie Brett and Becky Roberts

Miss Understanding-Alex Aram

Shirley-Caireen Candlin

Farah-Joe Evans


Young Bernadette-Joe Evans

Jimmy-Alex Aram



TBC=To be cast

Female Ensemble

Caireen Candlin, Caroline Dutton, Joni Gibson, Lyndsay Hardwick, Grace Inskip, Cy-Cy Leturgeon, Amy Padley, Amy Robinson

Male Ensemble

Alex Aram, Edward Colwell, Robin Crowley, Joe Evans, Allan Forrest,Andy Heath, Finn Hibbert, Tom Hindle, Glen Jenkinson-Deakin, James Radhi, Damian Rivenol, Evan Roberts

Offstage Chorus
Laura Crompton
Christine Dukes
Stephanie Harrison
Paul Heath
Bethan Hughes
Ffion Hughes
Helen Hughes
Hannah Jones
Natalie Jones
David Pearce
Pat Pearce
Lewis Shand Smith
Rob Tolefree
Alistair Watts

More casting to be announced

Production Team:
Company Manager-Nick Roberts
Director-Peter Swingler
Musical Director-Tim Jones
Choreographer-Rob Stevens
Wardrobe-Clare Thompson
Make up co-ordinator-Gemma Richards alongside Learners from the Theatrical and Media Make-up course at Coleg Cambria
Sound Designer-Daniel McAllister
Sound 2-Brian Fray
ASM-Chrissy Clegg
ASM at Theatr Clwyd-Abbie Taylor
Assistant Lighting Designer-Mark Shenton
Props-Linda and Harri Evans, Chrissy Clegg


Auditions will take place shortly for the pivotal role of Benji.

We are looking for a male aged 9-10 years who can play age 7-8 years. Skills required are acting and some singing, he needs to have a nice clear singing voice. Dance ability optional, not essential. Benji is innocent and sweet, but has a natural cheekiness. Slight build. Needs to be confident with good energy and concentration.

Tip Top Productions has an effective Safeguarding Policy. Parents/guardians will be required to get children to and from the audition, rehearsal and performance venue; casting is subject to the successful application for a performance license issued by the relevant local authority. The application includes the successful appointment of licensed chaperones. Parents/Guardians may also be asked to support.

Based on the Oscar winning movie The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the musical tells the funny and moving story of three drag performers who set off from Sydney across the Australian desert in a battered old tour bus, christened Priscilla. The show contains over 20 classic disco hits such as I Will Survive and I Love The Nightlife.

Parents or Guardians must be aware of the content of this show prior to the audition and are asked to contact the director peters@tiptopproductions.co.uk for a full explanation of the show's plot, some subjects and very occasional strong language.

Times & Tickets:
Wednesday 6th June at 7.30pm
Thursday 7th June at 7.30pm
Friday 8th June at 7.30pm
Saturday 9th June at 2.30pm
Saturday 9th June at 7.30pm

Seats from £12

Tel 01352 701521
Website https://www.theatrclwyd.com/en/whats-on/priscilla-queen-of-the-desert/