Hairspray has started its UK tour, which will see it visit over 30 venues across the UK until June 2018.

Following its opening in Cardiff at Wales Millennium Centre on 16th August, venues for the tour will include the Nottingham Theatre Royal, Birmingham Hippodrome and G Live, in Guildford.

About the tour

Rebecca Mendoza will make her professional debut as lead female Tracy Turnblad, while award-winning comedian Norman Pace will play Wilbur Turnblad.

The music and lyrics are written by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, while the show is choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie, with direction from Paul Kerryson.

Show dates include:

•    The Kings Theatre, Glasgow: 2nd - 7th October
•    Leicester Curve, Leicester: 16th – 21st October
•    Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham: 9th – 14th October
•    Grand Opera House, Belfast: 30th October – 4th November
•    G Live, Guildford: 27th November – 2nd December

About Hairspray

The show is set in 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.

Hairspray is based on the 1988 film of the same name and it originally opened on Broadway in 2002, winning eight Tony Awards.

Group rates

Groups of eight or more will receive a discount on weekday tickets for the show at G Live, Guildford.

To book for this venue visit or call 01483-369350 from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

For other venues, group travel organisers should contact them for information on group rates and benefits.

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