Interview with Olivia Phillip in Priscilla Queen of The Desert
Olivia Phillip has joined the cast of Priscilla Queen of The Desert the musical, and together with the other new cast members, appear on stage at the Palace Theatre London from Monday 7th March, 2011. With a change of cast there will be excitement and trepidation which will undoubtedly add to the thrill of performing in such a brilliant show in front of a live audience.
For many stage actors or actresses, appearing in the West End will be the ultimate achievement in their career, and with this being Olivia’s debut, it is a very special occasion for her.
Olivia’s role is a Diva Swing; which means that she covers two of the Divas – 1st cover Diva 2 and 2nd cover Diva 3. She is also 1st cover for Shirley, and 2nd cover for Cynthia, and also cover for Marion’s Ensemble track. As Olivia says “A lot to learn, but more fun as I get to perform as more characters!”
Olivia graduated from Phil Winston’s Theatreworks College in Blackpool, which proudly states that the “college exists to provide an all solid round training for talent of the future”. Well they certainly succeeded with this graduate!
From this moment on Olivia has been on an ever upward spiral leading to the West End stage.
Her career includes;
Jenna in The Shade Aint Right (Edinburgh Fringe)
Tiger Lily in Peter Pan (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
Diana in A Chorus Line (Lowry, Salford, Pele Productions)
Lead vocalist in Supergroup , from the Channel 5 show Don’t Stop Believing
Other work includes singing for the launch of Ghost – The Musical at the Abbey Road Studios and the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
As well as being able to sing and dance, Olivia also plays the piano.
No question that Olivia has a happy and bubbly personality, which undoubtedly make her a fun person to be around. She also has a passion for glorious heels, which together with her afro add to her already tall figure! For information, Fraiser Craine is at the top of her list of favourite (hot) actors.
If you haven’t already booked to see this fabulous show then can I suggest that you go and buy yourself a ticket or two and get along to the Palace Theatre for a fun night.
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, with the book written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, and the musical is directed by Simon Phillips. The show has been playing to enthralled audiences at the Playhouse Theatre London since March 2009.
Based on the Oscar® award-winning film, Priscilla tells the story of Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio that agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback.
The musical is a heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and featuring a score of dance-floor classics, this new musical is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous.
Page updated 11th October 2014