Theatre News

Priscilla Queen of the Desert will shut up shop, but what will replace it?

5th September 2011

As had been anticipated, Priscilla Queen of the Desert will shut up shop on New Year’s Eve 2011 having played to London audiences since March 2009.

The show announced its closure date on the eve of its 1000th performance which took place last weekend, along with the news that Aussie soap legend Ray Meagher will be re-joining the cast for another stint as no nonsense mechanic, Bob.

The space vacated by London’s favourite band of drag queens leaves us with the intriguing question of what will fill The Palace in months to come...?

The Palace Theatre at the junction of iconic Shaftsbury Avenue and Charing Cross road has previously housed Spamalot, Woman in White and of course, for the best part of two decades, Les Misérables. There’s bound to be a whole host of shows chomping at the bit to get their name up in lights above the entrance, so who are the likely contenders...

Bridget Jones Diary is heading our way and yet to announce where, alternatively there has been much talk of Broadway smash Book of Mormon, which cleaned up at the Tonys a couple of months ago, transferring across the pond.