Feathers, music and glitter reigned supreme at the Wolverhampton Grand last night, as the effervescent production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert opened to a packed out audience. Having played around the world, alongside numerous tours, the show doesn’t lose its endearing sparkle.
From beginning to end the audience were treated to a compilation of toe-tapping songs, with campness in abundance. It is an absolute treat for the eyes and ears. The three divas deliver many of the iconic songs through the night and the trio were in spectacular voice, including Wolverhampton’s own Amy Di Bartolomeo, alongside Lisa Marie-Holmes and Laura Mansell.
The story is heartfelt and sadly, in some cases, still so relevant today. Following Felicia, Tick and Bernadette as they travel to Alice Springs to perform a drag show, they face and overcome adversity in a hilarious, touching and thought-provoking journey.
The trio were stunning. Tick was played utterly convincingly by the charismatic Duncan James, Simon Green's Bernadette was sincere perfection and Adam Bailey was a triumph as Felicia.
Great cameo performances came from the delightful Philip Child's as Bob and the side-splittingly funny Callum MacDonald as Miss Understanding.
There is nothing to not enjoy in this glittery musical spectacular. It was like a huge warm hug on a rather cold May night. If you are looking for an evening of guilty pleasures, this really is the show for you.
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