As he reprises his role as outback mechanic ‘Bob’ in Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, Ray Meagher says “touching the toes is a little bit harder now” but feels incredibly lucky to be back up on stage. Here Ray speaks with Grey Matters about life at 74, both in and out of the spotlight.

Q. What motivated you to step back into the role as outback mechanic Bob in Priscilla Queen of the Desert?

A. Two reasons. One, having done the show before in Sydney, London, and Auckland, I obviously love it. It’s a fantastic show, it’s great entertainment, and people always go out tapping their feet. It’s just a feel-good show that deals with a few issues. And hopefully, people go away feeling a little more inclusive, a little better informed, but basically and more importantly, having had a fantastic night out.