Hairspray UK Tour 2021 – Schedule, casting and tickets

The Hairspray UK Tour has rescheduled its current tour which will now start at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 24 June 2021.

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As a result of theatre closures due to COVID-19, the Hairspray UK Tour has rescheduled its upcoming tour. The tour will now start at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 24 June 2021.  Join Our Mailing List to get Touring Updates on Hairspray

The Hairspray UK Tour will be directed by Paul Kerryson, with choreography by Drew McOnie.

The show, with music and lyrics by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, will have musical direction by Ben Atkinson, sound design by Ben Harrison, lighting design by Philip Gladwell and sets and costume design by Takis.

It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.

Hairspray will star musical theatre star and television presenter Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor, Loose Women and Songs of Praise) will star as Motormouth Maybelle in the UK and Ireland tour of Hairspray.  Comedy legend Norman Pace (ITV’s The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad alongside West End leading man Alex Bourne (Annie, Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You) as Edna Turnblad.

Katie Brace will make her professional stage debut as Tracy Turnblad with Rebecca Thornhillas 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.

Hairspray is a musical based on the 1988 film of the same name which starred Divine and Ricki Lake by cult filmmaker John Waters. With music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Hairspray originally opened to rave reviews on Broadway in 2002 and subsequently won eight Tony Awards. The production opened in London at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2007 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Performance in a Supporting Role.

Proving to be an international success, Hairspray has also opened in South Africa, Japan, South Korea, China and Dubai. Following the musical’s phenomenal success on stage, a film of the musical was released in 2007 which starred John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and James Marsden.

PLEASE NOTE: This touring production of Hairspray IS NOT the production running at the London Coliseum (with Michael Ball).
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HAIRSPRAY UK TOUR 2021

Information updated 20 April 2021

24 June – 3 July 2021
Theatre Royal Plymouth
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5 – 10 July 2021
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
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26 – 31 July 2021
Mayflower Southampton
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2 – 14 August 2021
Palace Theatre Manchester
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16 – 21 August 2021
Lyceum Theatre Sheffield
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23 – 28 August 2021
Regent Theatre Ipswich
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30 August – 4 September 2021
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
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6 – 11 September 2021
Liverpool Empire
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13 – 18 September 2021
Alhambra Theatre Bradford
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20 – 25 September 2021
Brighton Theatre Royal
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27 September – 2 October 2021
Birmingham Hippodrome
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4 – 9 October 2021
Leicester Curve
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11 – 16 October 2021
Nottingham Theatre Royal
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18 – 23 October 2021
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
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25 – 30 October 2021
Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin
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1 – 6 November 2021
Grand Opera House Belfast
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15 – 20 November 2021
New Victoria Theatre Woking
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22 – 27 November 2021
Bristol Hippodrome
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29 November – 4 December 2021
Milton Keynes Theatre
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13 December 2021 – 1 January 2022
Blackpool Winter Gardens
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10 – 15 January 2022
Sunderland Empire
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24 – 29 January 2022
Wycombe Swan
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31 January – 5 February 2022
Royal and Derngate Northampton
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7 – 12 February 2022
Churchill Theatre Bromley
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14 – 19 February 2022
Cardiff New Theatre
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14 – 19 March 2022
Edinburgh Playhouse
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21 – 26 March 2022
Orchard Theatre Dartford
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28 March – 2 April 2022
King’s Theatre Glasgow
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