Grieve drags himself into Priscilla

Published February 4, 2011

Australian TV star Richard Grieve is to join the cast of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical at the Palace theatre from 7 March.

Grieve, who replaces Ben Richards in the role of mixed-up father and drag queen Tick, has played regular characters in popular Australian soaps Neighbours and Home & Away. In 2007 he joined the cast of UK soap Emmerdale as Jonny Foster. He has also appeared in UK stage tours of Footloose The Musical and Dial M For Murder.

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, which opened at the Palace theatre in March 2009, is based on the Oscar-winning 1994 film and tells the story of two drag queens and a transsexual who take their glamorous performing act to the middle of the Australian Outback. Encountering hostile locals and a friendly mechanic named Bob, the trio end up finding more than they could have dreamed of.

Grieve joins a cast that includes Don Gallagher as Bernadette, original cast member Oliver Thornton as Adam and, until 5 March, Grieve’s former Home & Away co-star Ray Meagher as Bob. 

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical is currently booking to 7 January 2012.