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Hairspray – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

The Cast of the UK tour of Hairspray

Book: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Dominic Corr Good morning Baltimore and good evening Edinburgh. Based on John Walter’s 1988 film of the same name, it’s Baltimore, it’s the 1960s and it’s Hairspray. Young Tracey Turnblad (Freya Sutton) decides that it’s about time she achieved her vision ...

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Hairspray – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

The Cast of the UK tour of Hairspray

Book: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Lyrics: Scott Whitman and Marc Shaiman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   It’s 1962 Baltimore. Almost a century after the abolition of slavery, seven years after Rosa Parks and other members of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People refused to give up their bus seats racial segregation is still rife. ...

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Hairspray – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace Adapted from the 1988 film of the same name, Hairspray in its musical form premiered on Broadway in 2002 and has proved phenomenally popular ever since with successful productions worldwide including London’s West End in a production that ran ...

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Hairspray – Curve, Leicester

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Hairspray is one of the most successful new musicals of the 21st century. Based on John Waters’ cult 1988 film, the show opened on Broadway in 2002, ran for over 2,500 performances, and won eight Tony Awards. A new film followed ...

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NEWS: Maudsley and Sweeney lead Hairspray tour cast

Producers have today announced principal casting for a new major tour of hit musical Hairspray, which opens at Curve Leicester this autumn before touring the UK Tony Maudsley (ITV1’s Benidorm) will play Edna and will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and ...

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Dance ‘Til Dawn – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Ed Curtis Director: Karen Bruce Choreographers: Karen Bruce, Vincent Simone &Flavia Cacace Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Dance 'Til Dawn is Strictly Come Dancing favourites' Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace’s hybrid theatre show: part musical theatre, part dance showcase and perfect exhibition of the sublime skills of the dancing duo. Ed Curtis' story is flimsy fun: a comedy murder mystery, film ...

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Grease – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writers: Jim Jacobs &Warren Casey Director: David Gilmore Reviewer: Sue Dixon [Rating:4] This particular production of Grease originally opened in the West End in 1993 and audiences totalling over 12 million, in many countries around the world, surely testify to its enduring appeal - familiar songs we’ve grown up with and sizzling tunes that cannot fail to seduce the heart. ...

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