Ray Meagher , best known on television for playing Alf Stewart in the long running Australian soap Home and Away, is going to join the West End cast of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical.
With booking now open until 28 May 2011, Meagher joins Don Gallagher (Bernadette), Ben Richards (Tick) and Oliver Thornton (Adam) in the Olivier award-winning musical at the Palace Theatre.
Australian born Ray Meagher has played Alf Stewart since the first episode of Home and Away in 1988 and his film credits include Breaker Morant and Mail Order Bride. Earlier this year he won the Gold Logie Award for the Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. He’s played Bob in the Australian original Sydney production and was most recently seen in the UK as Captain Hook in the panto, Peter Pan, in Tunbridge Wells.
The musical is based on the Oscar®-winning film which starred the incredible cast of Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp. It tells the story of Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based trio who decide to take their show to the Australian outback, travelling in their battered old bus. There’s a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a score of dance-floor classics. The show is in its second year in London’s West End, at the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus, London W1. Box office: 0844 755 0016. www.priscillathemusical.com.
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