All aboard for camp classic

Photo by Paul Coltas.
Photo by Paul Coltas.

OUTRAGEOUS costumes, cabaret classics and more sequins than you can shake a stick at — the King’s Theatre has gone glam.

Its latest offering is Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and there’s a seasoned stage and screen star at the wheel of that fabulous (even if it has seen a few miles) bus.

Aussie Jason Donovan is back in drag for the role of Tick — a character he played in the show’s original west end run.

The former Neighbours star has made a name for himself in the musical stakes, with west end credits including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music and The Rocky Horror Show.

As for Priscilla, it’s a show which has toured to great acclaim since its Sydney debut in 2006.

Based on the 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical follows two drag queens and a transexual joining forces for a show in the rather remote Alice Springs.

The return journey across the Australian outback turns into a comedy of errors, with plenty of chance encounters — some good, some bad — along the way.

The latest tour includes native Australian Richard Grieve as Bernadette, and Graham Weaver as Felicia — another role reprisal from the west end show.

The songs are foot-stompers all right, with everything from It’s Raining Men to Go West included on the bill.

Feeling fabulous yet? It’s a safe bet that, after a night with the Priscilla ladies, you soon will be.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert runs June 17-29 at the King’s — times vary. Tickets cost £10-£37.50 from 0844 871 7648.