JASON Donovan is producing an upcoming tour of cult musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert opening in late 2019.

Donovan, who has starred in the show, both in the West End and on tour, is making his debut as a producer.

He said: “Having spent years performing and always harbouring the desire to become more involved in the creative process, I am delighted to be joining Mark Goucher as producer on this wonderful show.

“Priscilla is the perfect vehicle to venture into the world of producing and bringing all my experience on the show seems the logical next step.

“Priscilla is such a wonderful Australian story about diversity. It is a modern musical with a great heart.”

Donovan promises that the musical will have more glitter than ever before, featuring a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including ‘It’s Raining Men’, ‘I Will Survive’, ‘I Love The Nightlife’, ‘Finally’ and many more.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla is the comedy adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime.

Their epic journey is a heartwarming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

The new production comes from the team behind the critically-acclaimed UK tours of Hairspray, with direction by Paul Kerryson, choreography by Tom Jackson-Greaves with designs by Phil R Daniels and Charles Cusick Smith.

Priscilla starts off on her journey at Dartford next September, then its second call will be at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, from September 17to 21.

Visit bradford-theatres.co.uk or call 01274 432000 to book tickets.