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NEWS: Curve, Leicester’s Hairspray gets all new 2015/16 UK Tour

A revival of this year’s production of Hairspray produced by Leicester Curve will embark on a major UK tour in 2015/16. This big, bold and beautiful musical comedy will begin its UK tour opening at Leicester’s Curve theatre on 9 September 2015 and will then tour to 29 venues across the UK, including a Christmas residency at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre in December 2015.

Hairspray will be directed by Paul Kerryson, with choreography by Drew McOnie and musical direction by Ben Atkinson.

The show, with music and lyrics by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, will tour to: Leicester, Aylesbury, Northampton, Malvern, Liverpool, Hull, Manchester, Wimbledon, Bradford, Southampton, Ipswich, Brighton, Birmingham, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Oxford, Bristol, Woking, Cardiff, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Plymouth, Stoke, Bromley, Canterbury and Southend.

It’s 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, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.

Hairspray is a musical based on the 1988 film of the same name which starred Divine and Ricki Lake by cult filmmaker John Waters. With music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Hairspray originally opened to rave reviews on Broadway in 2002 and subsequently won eight Tony Awards. The production opened in London at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2007 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Performance in a Supporting rôle. Proving to be an international success, Hairspray has also opened in South Africa, Japan, South Korea, China and Dubai. Following the musical’s phenomenal success on stage, a film of the musical was released in 2007 which starred John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and James Marsden.

Hairspray is produced by Mark Goucher and Laurence Myers, Tom O’Connell for QNQ and Just for Laughs Theatricals.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

2015 UK Tour

Hairspray

9 – 19 September
Curve Theatre, Leicester
60 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
Box Office: 0116 242 3595
www.curveonline.co.uk

21 – 26 September
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 7607
www.aylesburytheatre.org

28 September3 October
Royal and Derngate, Northampton
Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 01604 624 811
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

5 – 10 October
Malvern Theatre
Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 01684 892 277
www.malvern-theatres.co.uk

12 – 17 October
Liverpool Empire
Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1JE
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 3017
www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire

19 – 24 October
Hull New Theatre
Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 01482 300 300
http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullnewtheatre

26 – 31 October
Manchester Palace Theatre
97 Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 6FT
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 3019
www.atgtickets.com/venues/palace-theatre-manchester

2 – 7 November
New Wimbledon Theatre
93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 7646
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre/

9 – 14 November
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Morley Street, Bradford, BD7 1AJ
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 01274 432 000
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/venues/the-alhambra-theatre

16 – 21 November
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
22 – 26 Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1GE
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 023 8071 1811
www.mayflower.org.uk

23 – 28 November
Ipswich Regent Theatre
3 St Helen’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, 1P4 1HE
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 01473 433 100
https://apps.ipswich.gov.uk/PEO/

30 November – 12 December
Theatre Royal Brighton
New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1SD
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 7627
www.theatreroyalbrighton.com

14 December – 2 January 2016
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre
Station Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 3011
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham

18 – 30 January
Newcastle Theatre Royal
100 Grey Street, Newcastle, NE1 6BR
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 811 2121
www.theatreroyal.co.uk

1 – 6 February
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0845 270 8200
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/his-majestys-theatre

22 – 27 February
Edinburgh Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 7627
www.atgtickets.com/venues/edinburgh-playhouse

29 February – 5 March
New Theatre Oxford
George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 3020
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford

7 – 12 March
Bristol Hippodrome
St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 3012
www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome

14 – 19 March
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 7645
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre

21 – 16 March
Cardiff New Theatre
Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3LN
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 02920 878 889
www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

28 March – 2 April
Norwich Theatre Royal
Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 01603 630 000
www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

4 – 9 April
Milton Keynes Theatre
500 Malborough Gate, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 7652
www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre

11 – 16 April
Leeds Grand Theatre
46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NZ
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 848 2700
www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

18 – 23 April
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 01752 267 222
www.theatreroyal.com

25 – 30 April
Regent Theatre, Stoke
Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1AP
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 7627
www.atgtickets.com/venues/regent-theatre

2 – 7 May
The Churchill Theatre, Bromley
High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1HA
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 0844 871 7620
www.atgtickets.com/shows/agatha…/the-churchill-theatre-bromley

9 – 14 May
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AS
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 01227 787 787
www.marlowetheatre.com

16 – 21 May
Southend Palace Theatre
430 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9LA
ON SALE SOON
Box Office: 01702 351 135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

 


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