Joyous Sixties-set comedy musical Hairspray is returning to the UK for a national tour next year, with Mark Benton in the role of Edna Turnblad. The tour begins on February 13 2013 at Manchester's Lowry Theatre, and is set to visit Bristol, Belfast, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Norwich and Nottingham.
Hairspray: Edinburgh Tickets
What's it all about?
The West End's favourite musical comedy, Hairspray is back on the road. Hairspray is the musical with everything - the ultimate feel-good show which has played to sold out houses in London, on Broadway and theatres around the globe.
The musical features an original score by Marc Shaiman (who co-wrote the music and lyrics for the acclaimed animated musical, ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut’) and Scott Whittman. Their songs take Tracy from the soundstage of a ’60s-style dance show to the streets of Baltimore to a downtown rhythm and blues record shop.
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What's the story?
In Hairspray, it’s 1962, the ’50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion – to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance programme, ‘The Corny Collins Show’ and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the programme’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do? Only in Hairspray! Welcome to the ’60s!
Who's in it?
Stage and screen star Mark Benton will lead the company of the award-winning musical comedy Hairspray when it embarks on a UK and Ireland tour in 2013.
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Theatre NewsMark Benton Stars In UK Tour Of Hairspray
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- 23rd Jul 2012