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May 31, 2016

What a difference a lead makes!

Duncan James as Tick in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL at The Grand in Wolverhampton brought the house down. I saw this production at the Alex in Birmingham on the tour last year but it felt tired. Duncan James has reinvigorated this show with his beauty, his singing voice and a performance full of authenticity. Simon Green as Bernadette and Adam Bailey as Adam are equally impressive and their performances benefited from much better interaction with a young butch gay lead. Of course the POWER of this show is with the DIVAS; Lisa-Marie Holmes, Laura Mansell and Amy Di Bartolomeo.

It is incredibly rewarding to enjoy what was “Gay culture” as mass entertainment amongst a middle England audience in the black country. It cannot be underestimated what a show like “Priscilla” has done to assimilate gay culture into our national culture. The dreadful “camp” characters of TV sitcom in the 70’s and 80’s have been replaced by a celebration of “camp” that we can all take part in.

Every single member of this production should feel very proud of educating through entertaining in this tour de force touring production. “Priscilla” will be back again and again and again.



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