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tour of hsirspray the musical

Following its last successful tour in 2022 HAIRSPRAY the musical is BACK ON TOUR in 2024/5 when it will be directed by Paul Kerryson and co directed BRENDA EDWARDS (Loose Women, ITV; We Will Rock You, London Coliseum) who has previously played “Motormouth” Maybelle in three tours of Hairspray) with choreography by Drew McOnie.

The touring cast includes Neil Hurst (Edna Turnblad), Joanne Clifton (Velma Von Tussle) - with Gina Murray performing the role from 16 July - 7 September only, Michelle Ndegwa (Motormouth Maybelle), Soloman Davy (Link Larkin), Declan Egan (Corny Collins) Alexandra Emmerson-Kirby (Tracy Turnblad), Katlo (Little Inez), Reece Richards (Seaweed) and Allana Taylor (Amber Von Tussle).  Ensemble includes: Ben Anderson, Grace Anyiam, Nina Bell, Joseph Bristow, Vanessa Dumatey, Rebecca French, Stuart Hickey, Jaiden Lodge, Olly Manley, Sasha Monique,Jacob Smith and Issy Wilman. Further casting will be announced soon.

Hairspray is based on the 1988 film comedy. The musical takes place in 1962 with Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad (a large girl with big hair and a large heart) who wants to dance.

She wins a spot on the 'The Corny Collins Show' which is a local television programme, and overnight becomes a teenage celebrity. But can she overthrow the programme's reigning princess Amber Von Tussle, whose overbearing mother produces the show.

They are both excited about a Corny Collins Spectacular: Live from the Eventorium, sponsored by Ultra Clutch Hairspray. The girl on the show who gets the highest popularity rating will be crowned Miss Teenage Hairspray - and Amber wants that crown.

The catchy score of Hairspray (including "You Can't Stop the Beat") takes Tracy from the sound stage of a 60's dance show to the streets of Baltimore and on to a downtown rhythm and blues record shop.

Blow are the dates we have so far with more to follow for next March and April.

Manchester Palace
16-27 July 2024
Cardiff WMC
29 July-3 August
Canterbury Marlowe
6-10 August
Cheltenham Everyman
13-17 August
Liverpool Empire
19-24 August
Belfast GOH
26-31 August
Milton Keynes
2-7 September
Southend Cliffs
9-14 September
Birmingham Hippodrome
16-21 September
Leicester Curve
23-28 September
Brighton Theatre Royal
30 Sept-5 October
Edinburgh Playhouse
7-12 October
Sheffield Lyceum
14-19 October
Wimbledon New
21-26 October
York GOH
28 October-2 November
Nottingham Theatre Royal
4-9 November
Newcastle Theatre Royal
11-16 November
Hull New
18-23 November
Bradford Alhambra 25-30 November Buy tickets
Southampton Mayflower
6-11 January 2025
Truro Hall For Cornwall 13-18 Janaury Buy tickets
Aberdeen His Majesty's
20-25 January
Glasgow King's
27 Jan-1 February
Wolverhampton Grand
3-8 February
Norwich Theatre Royal
10-15 February
Aylesbury Waterside
17-22 February
Bristol Hippodrome
24 Feb-1 March
Woking New Victoria
31 March-5 April
Cardiff WMC
7-12 April
Sunderland Empire
14-19 April