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Hairspray

January 10 - 15, 2022

Re-establishes Hairspray as one of the great dance musicals... A near perfect balance of book and music, celebrating mankind's capacity for change and acceptance

The Stage

Why See Hairspray?

Musicals

You Can't Stop The Beat

Eight-time Tony and four-time Olivier Award-winning musical smash hit Hairspray spreads its toe-tapping magic across the UK once more during a hotly anticipated regional tour in 2021. Based on the 1988 feature film, the effervescent production first wowed audiences in Seattle in the early 2000s, with acclaimed Broadway and West End runs following soon after. 

What's the story?

Ebullient songs like You Can't Stop The Beat, I Can Hear The Bells, and Good Morning Baltimore, punctuate a coming of age story as bold and big as its character's hairstyles. Curvy teenager Tracy Turnblad shakes up the status quo when she auditions for a regular spot on The Corny Collins Show and wins. Becoming an overnight sensation and relatable role model, she sees beyond the trendsetting and sets out on a path to bring racial integration to the popular variety show. 

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Dates

Opening night: 10 January 2022

And before you stop reading

Please note: the above images are from a past production of Hairspray.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Katie Brace as Tracy Turnblad
Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle
Norman Pace as Wilbur Turnblad
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
Charlotte St Croix as Little Inez

With

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.

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