PREVIEW: Priscilla Queen of the Desert...and dresses

By Adele Forrest | 10/11/2017

PREVIEW: Priscilla Queen of the Desert...and dresses
L-R Matthew Roddis playing Felicia, Ashley Booker playing Bernadette, Ben Loy as Tick.

HERE'S a sneak peek of some of the outrageous and outlandish costumes you can expect to see on stage at the Civic Theatre next week.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical rolls into town on Tuesday until Saturday and promises to be fun, flirty and fab-u-lous.

The three main leads (pictured) have no less than 70 costume changes between them.

Ben Loy, who is playing Tick, has 31 costume changes to tackle, Matthew Roddis as Felicia has 25 and Ashley Booker, who is playing Bernadette, has 14.

It is Rotherham Musical Theatre Company's most expensive and daring production yet.

Each actor will be assisted backstage by two people who will help get them in and out of their outfits, which have been shipped in from St Helens.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the heart-warming and uplifting tale of three friends who travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Based on the hit film of the same name, the show features dance floor favourites including Its Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Tickets are nearly sold out for the five-night run which includes a Saturday matinee.

For tickets call the box office on 01709 823640, visit in person or see

The show contains strong language and adult content that some might find offensive. 

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.