Hairspray the Musical will begin a new UK tour in September next year, on its third run that will extend in 2021. 

The full cast of Hairspray in 2017

Source: Darren Bell

The full cast of Hairspray from its 2017 tour of the UK.

Its latest run will begin at Manchester Palace Theatre on 3rd September 2020, where group bookings can be made by calling 0333 009 5390, once tickets go on general sale.

Other cities and towns announced as part of the tour include: Bradford, Blackpool, Northampton, Aylesbury, Birmingham, Glasgow and Liverpool, with more to be unveiled soon.

Just two group-friendly venues on the Hairspray tour

  • Blackpool Winter Gardens (21st September - 26th September 2020) not only offer group benefits and a group sales team, but also welcomes pre-booked catering orders on the day of the performance. You can contact the group sales team on 01253 629608.
  • Birmingham Hippodrome (12th October - 17th October 2020) offers discounted rates as well as a group sales team to make the booking process easier. They can be contacted on 0844 338 7000 or via email at

The Nicest Kids in Town in 2017 Hairspray UK Tour

Source: Darren Bell

The Nicest Kids in Town from the 2017 tour.

About the show

The musical is set in Baltimore 1962, following the story of Tracy Turnblad as she tries to dance her way onto national television.

After a successful audition, Tracy becomes a local star and soon uses her newly-found fame to campaign for equality following comments made about her size. 

You can expect comical moments and catchy songs and the humorous Edna Turnblad, Tracy’s mum, who is traditionally played by a male actor.

The musical is based on the original 1988 film of the same name which starred Divine and Ricki Lake. 

The popular production has already been on two UK tours in 2015-2016 and 2017-2018, selling out a host of venues along the way. 

Casting announcements, venue information and ticket sale dates will be available in due course via