While it may have been a cold and wintry week in Arbroath, there was nothing but glorious Aussie Sunshine at the Webster Theatre!
The glow was thanks to the Limelight Youth Musical Theatre’s production of the wild and outlandish ‘Priscilla: Queen of the Desert - The Musical’.
Tick a drag queen (Ross Croll) is invited by his wife Marion (Libby Barton) to travel across Australia to perform at a casino she runs.
He drags along Felicia (Kieran Bole) a young drag queen and also ropes in transvestite Bernadette (Mike Carlin).
They board the party bus Priscilla for a journey of discovery.
Mike Carlin was a completely believable Bernadette, embracing the role with perfect comic timing, creating a real sparkle in the eyes of love interest Mechanic Bob played by Nick Browne
Kieran Bole was a joy to watch and brought out the campness of his character perfectly while walking in heels better than any woman.
Ross Croll naturally captured the bravado and sensitivity of Tick and his duet with Benji played by Harry Napier is a beautiful moment.
It was a kaleidoscope of colour, fascinating costumes brimming over with pop and disco classics such as ‘Go West’, ‘Boogie Wonderland’, ‘Hot Stuff’ and ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ all delivered by a confident and energetic cast.
Also worthy of mention are Tom Richmond (Miss Understanding) Carol-Thain (Shirley) and Nicky Stewart the oriental ping pong lady (Cynthia) - who had the enthusiastic nightly audiences in stitches.
With three Sexy Divas, gorgeous Showgirls, Hillbillies and Rednecks and a fabulous finale of Aussie fanfare this show was loud and Limelight Youth Musical Theatre should be very proud.