Thursday, June 24

Ben Richards in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Saw Ben Richards the other night playing Tick/Mitzi in Priscilla Queen of the Desert on London's Shaftesbury Avenue.

He took over from Jason Donovan at the beginning of the month and his performance really is a tour de force.  It really is a long way away from his previous television jobs in Fotballers Wives and the Bill.

He first becomes Mitzi in full view of the audience changing into his full drag costume on stage and there really is an audible gasp at the transformation.  He certainly wears it well  - even though when he was first practicing wearing his high heels he described himself as "Bambi on Ice".

And it’s worth going to the Palace Theatre in London's West End to see the show just for the fabulously outrageous costumes.

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