Hit musical Hairspray is heading on a UK tour in 2021 and 2022 – here’s all you need to know.
From Hairspray tour tickets on sale now to all the upcoming dates and venues, this is your guide to the show on the road.
Based on the 1980s movie of the same name, Hairspray is set in 1960s Baltimore, Maryland and follows Tracy Turnblad as her dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show turns into a campaign for racial integration.
The musical made its debut on Broadway in 2002 and features a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
The tour production – which is distinct from the new London production – will have direction from Paul Kerryson and choreography from Drew McOnie with casting and full creatives to be confirmed.
Hairspray 2021/2022 UK tour tickets, dates and venues
25 June 2021 - 03 July 2021
05 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
26 July 2021 - 31 July 2021
02 August 2021 - 14 August 2021
16 August 2021 - 21 August 2021
23 August 2021 - 28 August 2021
30 August 2021 - 04 September 2021
06 September 2021 - 11 September 2021
13 September 2021 - 18 September 2021
20 September 2021 - 25 September 2021
27 September 2021 - 02 October 2021
04 October 2021 - 09 October 2021
11 October 2021 - 16 October 2021
19 October 2021 - 23 October 2021
13 December 2021 - 03 January 2022
More dates will be announced soon.
Hairspray tour cast
The cast for the 2021 Hairspray musical tour was confirmed in April.
Brenda Edwards and Norman Pace will star in the roles of Motormouth Maybelle and Wilbur Turnblad respectively with Katie Brace as Tracy Turnblad, Alex Bourne as Edna Turnblad, Rebecca Thornhill as Velma, Richard Meek as Corny Collins, Ross Clifton as Link Larkin, Jessica Croll as Amber Von Tussle, Rebecca Jane Davies as Penny Pingleton and Charlotte St Croix as Little Inez.
Completing the company are Elizabeth Armstrong, Bernadette Bangura, Natalia Brown, Shaquille Brush, Liam Dean, Andrew Dillion, Amandla Elynah, Zoe Heighton, Ceris Hine, Paul Hutton, Jamie Jonathan, Hayley Johnston, Joshua Nkemdilim, Rosie O’Hare, Alexanda O’Reilly, Joshua Pearson, Joseph Poulton and Elliotte Williams-N’Dure.