Earlier in the year Priscilla The Party! was announced with its home at HERE @ Outernet in London’s Soho. Today the full cast has been announced, Trevor Ashley will play Gaye Cliché, Owain Williams to play Tick/Mitzi, Dakota Starr as Bernadette and Reece Kerridge as Adam/Felicia. The Divas will be played by Grace Galloway, Gracie Lai and Sara Louise, Steven Serlin will play Bob the Mechanic and Joni Ayton-Kent as alternate Bernadette. The cast is completed by John McGlone, Mathew Facchino, Isidro Ridout, Brandon Gale, William Elijah-Lewis, Samuel Stokes, Dan Holland, Kimberly Blake, Lucy Park, Maria Myatt and Teagan Denham.
Presented by Randall A. Buck, Patrick Bywalski and Rod Gunner, in association with Nullarbor Productions, Blue Stage Entertainment and MGM On Stage, Priscilla The Party! has a book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott and additional material by Phil Scott, based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture. Priscilla The Party! is a grand celebration of 30 years of glamour and iconic entertainment and will be staged by the creative team behind Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical – you can expect the same award-winning costumes and head-dresses, re-directed by original director Simon Phillips.
Priscilla The Party! opens on Monday 25 March 2024, following previews from 3 March, at HERE @ Outernet.
Trevor Ashley is one of Australia’s most successful performers and recently a runner up in Queen of the Universe – the global drag singing competition. His theatre credits include, Les Misérables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray and Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical. He has just completed a sell-out run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as Pharaoh. He made is West End debut in Liza (on an E), in which he played Liza Minnelli.
Owain William’s theatre credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Merrily We Roll Along and Taboo. His TV presenting work includes TAG, Y Lifft / The Lift, Heno / Tonight and Sam on the Screen.
Dakota Starr trained at LAMDA and their theatre credits include, Fisherman’s Friends, The Girls and Troilus and Cressida. Dakota’s screen credits include The Duke, Emmerdale, Outlander and The Magnificent Eleven.
Reece Kerridge’s theatre credits include the Arena Tours of Peter Pan and Elf the Musical, The Spongebob Musical, Top Hat, Shrek the Musical, The Book of Mormon and Our House. Reece is the founder and co-host of Sit in the Stalls radio show, which broadcasts Saturday mornings on Box Office Radio. Reece also performs as the Drag artiste Gracie Lou.
Director Simon Phillips said, “We’ve been telling theatregoers this story in over 30 countries now, for nearly two decades and, no matter where we have played around the world, multi-generational, diverse audiences – actually, anyone intent on having a good time – have felt more than welcome at a Priscilla show. Given the immense mainstream visibility and recognition drag is enjoying, there has surely never been a better time to celebrate this heartfelt tale of love, friendship and acceptance and this spectacular, interactive production will embrace its audience, immersing them in an experience they will never forget. This ultimate celebration of Priscilla’s coming of age will bring everyone together with simply the best in feel-good entertainment!”
Images of the cast can be seen below with photography by Matt Crockett.