Child auditions announced for role in West Bromwich Operatic Society's Priscilla Queen of the Desert

By Marion Brennan | Entertainment | Published:

Auditions have been launched to find a young singing star to take on a plum role in an upcoming show at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.

Two young boys are being sought to alternate the role of Benji in West Bromwich Operatic Society’s production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, from April 24 – 28. Auditions will be held next Saturday(20th) at 10am at the Grand.

In the Oscar-winning story Benji is the son of drag queen Tick/Mitzi, who makes the journey across the desert to spend time with him, having been away in Sydney for his early years.

The company is looking for a boy aged seven to 10 years, with a slight build, who will be required to do some acting and and have a 'nice clear singing voice'. They also specify someone ' innocent and sweet – but with a natural cheekiness' and also confident with good energy and concentration.

Anyone interested should email HILARY@WBOS.CO.UK to register an interest, and for information on the audition process. Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings with some Sunday rehearsals.

Tickets for the show, which classic disco hits such as I Will Survive and I Love The Nightlife, are on sale from the Grand's box office now on 01902 42 92 12 or online at

Marion Brennan

By Marion Brennan

News and features reporter, specialising in human interest and local history stories.


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