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Hairspray returns for a UK tour in 2013

Date Posted: 24/07/2012

Musical comedy Hairspray returns for a UK tour next year, starring stage and screen actor Mark Benton.

Best recognised from his various television roles in Early Doors, Catterick, Second Coming and Waterloo Road; Mark Benton will play larger than life family matriarch Edna Turnblad.

The Hairspray UK tour kicks off in February at Manchester Lowry, with further casting yet to be announced.


Set in the early 60s, Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad wins a spot on local TV dance programme The Corny Collins Show, and is transformed overnight from outsider to teen celebrity.

But can a trendsetting hair-hopper like Tracy get her massively shy Mom out of the apartment, beat evil Amber to be crowned Miss Hairspray, integrate Corny’s show for good and win the heart of local heartthrob Link Larkin, all without denting her super high ‘do’?

Hairspray tour dates

The show will be visiting the following theatres:

Sunderland Empire: 4th - 6th March
Milton Keynes Theatre: 1st - 6th April
Southampton Mayflower: 9th - 20th April
Liverpool Empire: 22nd - 27th April
Birmingham Hippodrome: 21st May - 1st June
Nottingham Theatre Royal: 2nd - 13th July
Bristol Hippodrome: 6th - 17th August
Leeds Grand Theatre: 20th - 31st August
Norwich Theatre Royal: 24th - 29th September

Group travel organisers should contact their preferred venue for further booking details and availability.

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