Everyman Theatre is back in (show) business
By David Wood
The iconic musicals Priscilla Queen Of The Desert and Hairspray are set to be the first shows to welcome audiences back to the Everyman Theatre this summer.
The Everyman will host the national tour launch of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, followed by the international smash-hit musical Hairspray and the record-breaking comedy The Play That Goes Wrong when theatres open to full capacity audiences June 21.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert, will launch its nationwide tour at the Everyman with a two-week, non-stop parade of dance-floor classics from the 70s and 80s including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, I Love The Nightlife and Finally!
The smash-hit show, produced by Jason Donovan and directed by Ian Talbot, will open on June 21 and run until July 3.
Stepping back from the 70s to the 60s, the beat doesn't stop when the cast of Hairspray bring their big hair and big voices to the Everyman stage from July 5-17.
The irresistible, feel-good show is packed with hit songs including Good Morning Baltimore, You Can't Stop The Beat and Welcome To The 60s as well as a still relevant message about the fight for equality.
Continuing the six-week re-opening extravaganza will be Mischief Theatre's award-winning international smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong. The global phenomenon, guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter, returns to the Everyman from July 20 - August 1 following two previous sell-out runs.
Mark Goucher, chief executive of the Everyman Theatre, said: "We have all had a very tough 12 months. The theatre has been closed for more than a year and our staff have been desperate to return to the building and help me bring shows and audiences back.
"We need your support to help rebuild our business and enable us to provide Gloucestershire with the best shows available."
Tickets for all three productions are on sale now and available via the Everyman Theatre box office on 01242 512515 or everymantheatre.org.uk .
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