Hairspray musical tour announced
The touring production of Hair spray has a full non-curly cast.
Opening at Theater Royal Plymouth (subject to easing restrictions) on June 24, 2021, the much-loved musical will hit theaters across the UK and Ireland.
Hairspray the Musical is based on the 1988 John Waters film and starred Divine and Ricki Lake. It tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a schoolgirl from Baltimore in 1962 who is determined to follow her dreams and perform on national television.
Katie Brace will make her professional stage debut as Tracy Turnblad with Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle, Norman Pace as Wilbur Turnblad alongside West End frontman Alex Bourne as Edna Turnblad.
Rebecca Thornhill as Velma, Richard Meek as Corny Collins, Ross Clifton as Link Larkin, Jessica Croll as Amber Von Tussle, Rebecca Jane Davies as Penny Pingleton and Charlotte St Croix as Little Inez.
The full cast includes: Elizabeth Armstrong, Bernadette Bangura, Natalia Brown, Shaquille Brush, Liam Dean, Andrew Dillion, Amandla Elynah, Zoe Heighton, Ceris Hine, Paul Hutton, Jamie Jonathan, Hayley Johnston, Joshua Nkemdilim, Rosie O’Hare, Alexanda O’Reilly, Joshua Pearson, Joseph Poulton and Elliotte Williams-N’Dure.
After Plymouth, the production will visit the following locations in 2021: Mayflower Theater, Southampton, Manchester Palace Theater, Sheffield Lyceum, Ipswich Regent Theater, Aylesbury Waterside Theater, Edinburgh Playhouse, The Alhambra Theater, Bradford, Brighton Theater Royal, Birmingham Hippodrome, Leicester Curve , Nottingham Theater Royal, Wolverhampton Grand Theater, Bord Gáis Energy Theater Dublin, Grand Opera House Belfast, New Victoria Theater, Woking, Milton Keynes Theater and Blackpool Grand Theater. Other dates are to be announced for 2022.
With music and lyrics by Oscar-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, this production is directed by Paul Kerryson and has choreography by Drew McOnie. The full creative team and cast have yet to be announced.
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