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Hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert will be making its way to Dartford next month

PUBLISHED: 16:47 15 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:47 15 March 2016

Duncan James will star in the musical

Duncan James will star in the musical

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Duncan James will star in the production.

Singer Duncan James will be taking on the role of Tick in hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

The production will be making its way to Dartford next month during its tour of the UK.

Based on the smash hit film of the same name, which was directed by Stephan Elliot and released in 1994, the show follows the adventures of three friends who climb aboard a battered old bus in order to find love and friendship.

They soon end up finding more than they could ever dream of.

The musical features an array of colourful costumes and a number of well-known pop songs such as I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Go West, Say A Little Prayer, Always On My Mind, Boogie Wonderland and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

Mr James originally shot to fame as a member of successful boy band Blue.

As a quarter of the pop band, Mr James sold more than 16 million records, had three number one albums and 40 number one singles worldwide.

His stage credits include playing Warner Huntington III in the West End production of Legally Blonde and Billy Flynn in Chicago.

He was also a finalist in ITV talent show Dancing On Ice.

Mr James will be joined on stage by Simon Green, who will play Bernadette, Adam Bailey, who will play Felicia and Philip Childs, who will be reprising the role of Bob.

Mr Green’s recent stage credits include Bruce Ismay in Titanic and Monsieur Andre in The Phantom of the Opera.

Mr Bailey recently appeared as Espresso in the German production of Starlight Express and Mr Childs previously played the role of Bob during the 2013 tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Richard Astbury, Rebecca Botterill, Matt Crandon, Lisa-Marie Holmes, James Paul McAllister and Peter Cumins will also be performing in the musical show.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert will be running at the Orchard Theatre from April 25 to 30.

Performances will be taking place at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets to the show range from £20 to £39.

For more information, or to book tickets you can visit www.orchardtheatre.co.uk or alternatively you can call the ticket office on 01322 220000.

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