The cast of a hit musical took a break from their busy schedules to visit two Brighton LGBTQ+ staples.

Actors John Partridge, Garry Lee and actress Talia Palamathanan stopped off at drag shop the Brighton Birdcage and regular LGBTQ+ spot the Ledward Centre.

The show, which follows the life of 16-year-old Jamie New as he follows his dream of becoming a drag queen, has stopped off in Brighton for almost two weeks following a three-year run in the West End.

The Argus: The cast trying on%garments at the Brighton BirdcageThe cast trying on%garments at the Brighton Birdcage (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

Talia, who plays Jamie's best friend Pritti Pasha, said the musical resonates with the thriving LGBTQ+ community in the city.

"The welcome ceremony from opening night was unbelievable. All the jokes really landed because it feels like home. People who are in the audience are seeing themselves on stage. It is so special.

"We are in venues mainly for just a week at a time, but because we are here for two weeks it is nice to settle down and experience the area - especially because it is so relevant to the LGBTQIA+ community. It just feels right."

The Argus: The cast posing for a picture in front of the special windowThe cast posing for a picture in front of the special window (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

She added that her character represents her as a youngster.

She said: "When I was at school I was quite similar to Pritti. It's a really interesting experience to come back to a school life so many years later but play a role very close to my heart.

"It is quite a cathartic experience because those heightened feelings you had when you were a teen can be let go and released into the world.

"I hope that anyone else who is like Pritti or is south Asian or Muslim can identify with her experiences and feel seen and heard."

The Argus: The cast looking at the special windowThe cast looking at the special window (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

The Theatre Royal said it was delighted to welcome the musical to Brighton for two weeks.

A spokeswoman said: "This show about acceptance, belonging, overcoming prejudice and embracing your authentic self feels right at home in our city that prides itself on celebrating queerness."

Drag shop the Brighton Birdcage in Gloucester Road revealed a Jamie-themed window display to celebrate the show's arrival in town.

John Partridge, who plays Hugo and Loco Chanelle, Talia who plays Pritti Pasha and Garry Lee, who plays Sandra Bollock tried on hats and other accessories in the shop while on a tour of the city.

The musical runs until November 11 at the Theatre Royal with matinee and evening shows.