His days as the glamour boy of Blue rapidly fading into the distance, Duncan James has already transitioned from arena concerts to musical theatre via Chicago and Legally Blonde and here manages to make gay transvestite dad Tick a surprisingly rounded camp character, plucking heartstrings when he finally gives fatherhood a shot and bonds with his son.Adam Bailey, too, finds redeeming features in vicious little sissy Felicia, while Simon Green’s ex-show queen Bernadette is a never just a fella in a frock.This is one of the best shows to watch on a Friday night.
Grant, Katie Hopkins, Jason Gardiner, Wendi Peters, Thaila Zucci, Les Dennis, Andi Peters, Tim Westwood, Shaggy, Alesha Dixon, Gladiators' Rhino, Doctor Who's Freema Agyeman, East Enders' Matt Di Angelo, Coronation Street's Antony Cotton, Konnie Huq, Cerys Matthews, Andy Abraham, Paul Daniels, Danny Dyer, Pharrell Williams, Lulu, Scott Mills, Patsy Palmer, Suranne Jones, David Van Day, Timmy Mallett, Dani Behr, Rachel Stevens, Joe Swash, Bernard Cribbins, Lacey Turner, Shameless's Tina Malone, Liberty X's Michelle Heaton, Coolio, Harry Enfield, Alex Zane, Christopher Biggins, and many more.
There has also been a look back episode, a Big Brother special, and a couple of Christmas specials.
Against this less-than-glitzy background, even the show’s titular star, Priscilla, the iconic bus that transports transsexual Bernadette and “gender illusionists” Tick (Mitzi) and Adam (Felicia) on a quest to find acceptance, begins to look like a jalopy in dire need of servicing.
Fortunately, the costumes are still as cartoonishly funny as they were in the original London production, while the cast and ensemble never put a high-heeled foot wrong.
The full cast is Emma Bateman (Stenographer), Dan Burton (Padamadan, Nikos), Darren Carnall (Kiki), Peter Davison (Professor Callahan), Chris Ellis-Stanton (Grandmaster Chad, Dewey, Kyle), Alex Gaumond (Emmett Forrest), Jill Halfpenny (Paulette), Nadine Higgin (Judge, Saleswoman), Ibinabo Jack (Pilar), Duncan James (Warner Huntington III), Caroline Keiff (Vivienne Kensington), Amy Lennox (Margot), Andy Mace (Dad, Winthrop, Reporter), Susan Mc Fadden (Serena), Sorelle Marsh (Courtney, Mom, Whitney), Suzie Mc Adam (Enid), Matthew Mc Kenna (Aaron), Sean Mulligan (Pforzheimer), Aoife Mulholland (Brooke), Roxanne Palmer (Kate, Chutney), Sergio Priftis (Carlos), Sheri Dan Smith (Elle Woods), Tamara Wall (District Attorney) and Ed White (Lowell).