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Queen of Priscilla: Southborough superfan Tracy Warne travels world to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Superfan Tracy Warne has seen Priscilla Queen of the Desert 27 times

Superfan Tracy Warne has seen Priscilla Queen of the Desert 27 times

by Anna White

A musical super-fan has forked out thousands of pounds and travelled the world to watch her favourite show - and now the tour is coming to her.

Tracy Warne, from Southborough, could not contain her excitement when she discovered Priscilla Queen of the Desert would be playing at the town’s Assembly Hall Theatre, where she also happens to work.

"I think I probably screamed," the 48-year-old said. "I've taken the whole week off so I can go to every show."

The eight performances, between Monday, May 6 and Saturday, May 11, add to 28 other dates Tracy, of Bright Ridge, has booked this year – and she still plans to see more.

By the end of this year, the front of house worker would have travelled more than 11,300 miles to watch the musical at least 60 times.A scene from Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which is coming to the Assembly Hall Theatre, in Tunbridge Wells

A scene from Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which is coming to the Assembly Hall Theatre, in Tunbridge Wells

Tracy fell for the show's dazzling lights and catchy songs in 2009.

It tells the tale of two drag queens and a transsexual who travel across Australia in a lavender bus, named Priscilla, to perform in Alice Springs.

Tracy and her younger sister Sheena Woods, 42, who lives in Surrey, have travelled as far as New York and Milan to sing-a-long with the cast on 27 different occasions.

They have even designed their own Priscilla merchandise to wear on their trips, which Tracy, who is married to Alan, 65, said was the key to getting them backstage at the Milan show.

She said: "The cast were all Italian and we couldn’t understand what they were saying but every so often you’d hear 'super-fan'."Tracy Warne, from Southborough, loves the dazzling lights and catchy tunes of musical Priscilla

Tracy Warne loves the dazzling lights and catchy tunes of musical Priscilla

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