Award nominations for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Awards - Musicals - Shows - Theatre etiquette

The regional professional premiere production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch) bags THREE nominations in the Off West End Theatre Awards.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)

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Congratulations to the cast and creative team at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch on the news that their regional professional premiere production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert has bagged THREE nominations in the prestigious Off West End Theatre Awards.

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch gets 3 Offie Nominations

Offie Nominations for Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Assessors from The Offies (Off West End Theatre Awards) have awarded nominations for ...

Mark Inscoe for 'Male Performance'

Josh Tye for 'Male Performance in a Supporting Role', and

Adam Gerber and Tom Self in a joint 'Musical Director' nomination.

(Adam Gerber is the Musical Director for the overall show and Tom Self is the Performance Musical Director).

Award nominations for Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

From left: Mark Inscoe, Josh Tye, Adam Gerber, Tom Self is a website that champions London's independent theatres and launched the annual awards - usually known as 'The Offies' - in 2010 to celebrate excellence in productions beyond the West End.

The Queen's Theatre joins over 80 participating venues across London and a final shortlist will come out early in 2019.

ActDrop recently reviewed Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with our reviewer awarding a 4 star rating and saying:

"Aided by an engaging and convincing cast, director Douglas Rintoul finds the perfect mood and oodles of musical vitality to provide a humorous and endearingly entertaining show."

The production plays at the Queen's Theatre until 26 May 2018 - summary listing info, including a link to the theatre's booking system, is given below and you can read our full review of the show here.

About Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch is a vibrant regional theatre with a rich heritage, working in Outer East London, Essex and beyond, and is celebrating its 65th birthday this year.

Over 200,000 people enjoy the programme each year, including the best in home grown theatre, visiting live entertainment and inspiring Learning and Participation projects.

Behind the scenes, sets and costumes are lovingly created on-site by a highly skilled carpentry workshop, scenic artists, prop makers and wardrobe team.

And audiences are guaranteed a warm welcome from a winner of UK Theatre's Most Welcoming Theatre 2016 and 2017.


Disco royalty rolls into town for a glamorously feel-good musical by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott.

A trio of unlikely performers set out on an adventure across the Australian outback in a battered old bus named Priscilla, searching for dreams and friendship, but discovering much more …

This uplifting and heart-warming tale has it all - outrageous costumes, flamboyant choreography and plenty of sass.

It's jam-packed with 70s, 80s and 90s dance floor favourites including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, I Say A Little Prayer and Finally.


Tick / Mitzi - Tom Giles

Bernadette - Mark Inscoe

Adam - Daniel Bailey

Miss Understanding / Jimmy / Ensemble - Lemuel Knights

Cynthia / Ensemble - Miracle Chance

Shirley / Pastor / Ensemble - Natasha Lewis

Bob / Errol - Michael Cuckson

Marion / Ensemble - Clara Darcy

Young Bernadette / Ensemble - Lauren Storer

Farrah / Bar Man - Tom Self

Jules - Molly-Grace Cutler

Frank / Country Band Boy - Josh Tye

Frankie Day - Benji

Alfie Gostling - Benji

Joshua Neal - Benji


Author: Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
Composer: Various Artists
Lyricist: Various Artists
Director: Douglas Rintoul
Designer: Joanna Scotcher
Musical direction: Adam Gerber
Choreography: Darragh O'Leary
Lighting: Mark Howland
Sound: Adam McCready
Fight director: Bethan Clark


Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)
Billet Lane
RM11 1QT


From: Friday 27 April 2018

Closed: Saturday 26 May 2018



£12.50, £16.50, £19.50

Under 26s £8


Mon - Thu Eve, & Matinees

£18.50, £23.50, £27

Fri & Sat eve

£22.50, £27, £30

Concessions: Under 26s £8


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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