Thursday, 26 November 2015

Darren Day to star in UK tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

It has been announced that Darren Day will star as ‘Tick’ in the UK tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Day, who is sharing the role with Duncan James and Jason Donovan, will join the cast for the musical's runs in Woking, Plymouth and Llandudno.

Check out the full Darren Day / Duncan James / Jason Donovan tour schedule below. Please note casting for the role of 'Tick' is yet to be confirmed for Aberdeen, Wolverhampton and Sheffield.

Day’s first theatre role was the title role in “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, both in the West End and on tour internationally. His other West End theatre credits include ‘Danny’ in “Grease”; ‘Don’ in “Summer Holiday” and ‘Tony’ in “Copacabana”.

On tour, he has played the title role in “Alfie”; ‘Billy Bigelow’ in “Carousel”; ‘Pip’ in “Great Expectations”; ‘Jesus’ in “Godspell”; ‘Frank N Furter’ in “The Rocky Horror Show”; ‘Cornelius’ in “Hello Dolly” and ‘Khashoggi’ in the Queen musical “We Will Rock You”. His TV credits include roles in “Holby”; “Crime Stories”; “Doctors”; “The Bill”; “Mile High” and “Hollyoaks”. He is also well-known as a television presenter for shows including “Just Kidding”; “Don’t Try This at Home”; “Clockwise”, “Teen Win Lose or Draw” and” You Bet!”. 

The cast also includes Simon Green as Bernadette, Adam Bailey as Felicia and Philip Childs as Bob. They are joined by Richard Astbury; Rebecca Botterill; Matt Crandon; Peter Cumins; Amy Di Bartolomeo; Martin Harding; Lisa-Marie Holmes; Ricky Lee Loftus; Adam Lyons; Callum MacDonald; Laura Mansell; Catherine Mort; James Paul McAllister; Robin Mills; Craig Ryder; Naomi Slights and Julie Yammanee. 

Priscilla Queen of the Desert originally opened in Australia and after a two year run, opened in London’s West End before transferring to Broadway. 

Tour Dates / Schedule 


Monday 30 November – Saturday 5 December 
York Grand Opera House 
Jason Donovan As Tick. 

Tuesday 15 December 2015 – Saturday 2 January 2016 
Edinburgh Playhouse
Jason Donovan As Tick. 
Jason Donovan Will Not Be Performing On Thursday 24 Or Saturday 26 December 2015. 


Tuesday 12 January – Saturday 16 January 
Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff 
Jason Donovan As Tick. 

Monday 18 January – Saturday 23 January
Nottingham Concert Hall 
Jason Donovan As Tick. 

Monday 25 January - Saturday 30 January 
Liverpool Empire 
Jason Donovan As Tick. 

Tuesday 1 February – Saturday 6 February 
Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes 
Jason Donovan As Tick. 

Monday 8 February – Saturday 13 February 
Theatre Royal, Norwich 
Jason Donovan As Tick. 
Please Note Jason Donovan Will Not Perform On Monday 8 February 

Monday 15 February – Saturday 27 February 
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Darren Day As Tick. 

Monday 29 February – Saturday 5 March 
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen 
Casting To Be Announced Soon 

Monday 14 March – Saturday 19 March 
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne 
Duncan James As Tick. 

Monday 21 March – Saturday 26 March 
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 
Duncan James As Tick. 

Tuesday 29 March – Saturday 2 April 
Kings Theatre, Glasgow
Duncan James As Tick. 

Monday 4 April – Saturday 9 April 
Royal & Derngate, Northampton 
Duncan James At Tick. 

Monday 11 April – Saturday 16 April 
Torquay Princess Theatre
Duncan James As Tick. 

Monday 18 April – Saturday 23 April 
The Hawth, Crawley 
Duncan James At Tick. 

Monday 25 April – Saturday 30 April 
The Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Duncan James As Tick. 

Monday 2 May – Saturday 7 May 
Gran Theatre Wolverhampton
Casting To Be Announced Soon 

Monday 9 May – Saturday 14 May 
Theatre Royal Plymouth 
Darren Day As Tick. 
On Sale 10 December 

Monday 16 May – Saturday 21 May 
Venue Cymru, Llandudno 
Darren Day As Tick 

Monday 23 May – Saturday 28 May 
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield 
Casting To Be Announced Soon 

Monday 30 May – Saturday 11 June 
Bristol Hippodrome 
Duncan James As Tick. 

Monday 13 June – Saturday 18 June 
New Theatre, Oxford
Duncan James As Tick.

Photo Credit: Mark Bond

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