500 dresses, 200 hats and lots of laughs

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hooked. All three also have incredible voices and are fan­tas­tic per­form­ers.

The stan­dard of singing in this mu­si­cal, from each and ev­ery sin­gle cast mem­ber, is with­out a doubt one of the high­est I have ever seen.

While the mu­si­cal tack­les some deep sub­jects and does have some emo­tional mo­ments, it is never too long un­til there is a high­en­ergy num­ber or a laughout-loud gag to put a smile back on your face, which works well be­cause you have gone out for a night of en­ter­tain­ment af­ter all.

The set was fan­tas­tic with its disco balls, bright light­ing and of course the main fea­ture, Priscilla the bus, which was done very ef­fec­tively. How­ever, one of the best things about this mu­si­cal is the larger-thanlife cos­tumes. I se­ri­ously had a case of cos­tume envy. Each pro­duc­tion of Priscilla re­quires a whop­ping 500 cos­tumes, 200 hats, 100 wigs, 150 pairs of shoes and a moun­tain of mas­cara.

When I spoke to Ja­son Dono­van ahead of the show com­ing to Bucks, he said the cos­tume changes were a killer, and now I can see why.

Over­all Priscilla is a highly en­ter­tain­ing show, jam packed with laugh af­ter laugh, huge hits, mes­meris­ing cos­tumes and an ex­tremely ta­lented cast.

It is with­out a doubt one of the best mu­si­cals I have ever seen – and I’ve seen quite a few.

The UK tour con­tin­ues un­til April 2016.

For more in­for­ma­tion about tour dates visit www. priscil­lath­e­mu­si­cal.com/ uk-tour/tick­ets.

Ja­son Dono­van as Tick in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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