PQA Stockport Students Cast in UK Tour ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’

Stockport 24th October, 2019

PQA Stockport Students Cast in UK Tour ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’

Two boys from PQA Stockport have been selected to play the role of ‘Benji’ in the upcoming professional tour of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” when it comes to Liverpool this November! Over 200 boys auditioned for the role in June this year. Tom, Green Group and Alex, Blue Group, will be sharing the role.


“Priscilla” is being produced by Jason Donovan, who the students worked with during their audition in London. We’re all really excited for the boys, who will also star alongside actor Joe McFadden.


The boys were DELIGHTED to be cast in this incredible show and they had this to say about their experience so far:


‘’When I got the role of Benji In Priscilla, I felt really excited as well as a little nervous.  On the first audition I was nervous because I really wanted to get in but when I got called back I was really proud of myself.  When I went back for the second audition I didn’t feel nervous anymore because I had already done it once and I felt confident working with everyone again.

I’m extremely excited about being in the show at Liverpool Empire theatre and just can’t wait to get there and see the crowd and be part of the amazing cast’’ Tom


“When I got the audition through from Quirky Kidz for the role of Benji, I had just 4 days to learn the script and song before travelling down to London for the audition.  I was nervous and excited at the same time but the audition was really fun and I enjoyed it.  I had to wait a few weeks before finding out if I had got the part. When I did find out, I jumped around my kitchen I was so happy.  I am so excited to be performing on a big stage in front of so many people” Alexander


Principal Kellie says: ‘All of the staff and students at PQA Stockport are SUPER proud of both boys for landing this role. What an incredible opportunity for them to be sharing the stage with such wonderful talent. We have no doubt the boys will smash it and deliver the performance of a lifetime. They will learn a lot during this process, and we can’t wait for them to share their experience with the rest of the academy. BREAK A LEG guys and we can’t wait to come and see you both shine. Remember: Be Yourself Be Amazing!!

To book tickets for the show, visit https://priscillauktour.com/