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March 4, 2015

Meet The Ladies Of The Hairspray 2015 Tour

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The ladies of Hairspray UK Tour 2015-16:- Tony Maudsley, Brenda Edwards, Freya Sutton and Claire Sweeney.

The ladies of Hairspray:- Tony Maudsley, Brenda Edwards, Freya Sutton and Claire Sweeney. Photo: Hugo Glendinning.

Casting was announced today for the Hairspray 2015 tour commencing in September at the Curve Theatre in Leicester before visiting over 25 venues across the UK.

Tony Maudsley (ITV1’s Benidorm) will play Edna Turnblad. He will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and much-loved Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (BBC1 Tumble) as Wilbur Turnblad and British singer and West End performer Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle. Freya Sutton will reprise the role of Tracy Turnblad alongside established musical theatre performer Jon Tsouras (A Chorus Line) who will play the role of Corny Collins. Dex Lee (The Scottsboro Boys) will play Seaweed, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon) will play Link Larkin, Lauren Stroud (Wicked) will play Amber, Monique Young (Top Hat) will play Penny, and Karis Jack (Urinetown) will play Little Inez.

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 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 and book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, 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 four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. 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.

Hairspray 2015 / 16 UK Tour

2015 UK Tour - Hairspray

9 – 19 September 2015

Curve theatre, Leicester

60 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB

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21 – 26 September 2015

New Theatre Oxford

George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG

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28 September – 3 October 2015

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP

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5 – 10 October 2015

Malvern Theatre

Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB

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12 – 17 October 2015

Liverpool Empire

Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1JE

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19 – 24 October 2015

Hull New Theatre

Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF

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26 – 31 October 2015

Manchester Palace Theatre

97 Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 6FT

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2 – 7 November 2015

New Wimbledon Theatre

93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG

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9 – 14 November 2015

The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Morley Street, Bradford, BD7 1AJ

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16 – 21 November 2015

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

22 – 26 Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1GE

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23 – 28 November 2015

Ipswich Regent Theatre

3 St Helen’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, 1P4 1HE

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30 November – 12 December 2015

Theatre Royal Brighton

New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1SD

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14 December 2015 – 9 January 2016

Birmingham Alexandra Theatre

Station Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS

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18 – 30 January 2016

Newcastle Theatre Royal

100 Grey Street, Newcastle, NE1 6BR

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1 – 6 February 2016

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL

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8 – 13 February 2016

The Lyceum, Sheffield

55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA

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15 – 20 February 2016

Cambridge Corn Exchange

2 Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QB

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22 – 27 February 2016

Edinburgh Playhouse

18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA

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29 February - 5 March 2016

Eden Court, Inverness

Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA

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7 – 12 March 2016

Bristol Hippodrome

St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ

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14 – 19 March 2016

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ

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21 – 16 March 2016

Cardiff New Theatre

Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3LN

ON SALE SOON

4 – 9 April 2016

Milton Keynes Theatre

500 Malborough Gate, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ

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18 – 23 April 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR

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25 – 30 April 2016

The Marlowe, Canterbury

The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AS

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2 – 7 May 2016

The Churchill Theatre, Bromley

High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1HA

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9 – 14 May 2016

Regent Theatre, Stoke

Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1AP

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16 – 21 May 2016

Southend Palace Theatre

430 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9LA

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