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Priscilla Queen of the Desert prepares for its arrival at The Grand Opera House, Belfast

July 26th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Belfast audiences are in for an unmissable treat as the feel-good international hit musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert prepares for its arrival at The Grand Opera House.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert 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 dance floor favorites 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!

Leading the cast as Tick is Noel Sullivan. Probably best known as one fifth of the record-breaking pop band Hear’Say, Noel’s 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 stars alongside Noel as Bernadette. Richard previously played the part of Tick in the West End production of the show and 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 plays Felicia, which he played in the West End production of the show. His other theatre credits include Mary Sunshine in Chicago and Assassins.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert 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.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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