The production will be launched at the Curve on 15th September 2015 (previews from 9th September) where it runs until 19th September. Paul Kerryson directs with choreography by Drew McOnie and musical direction by Ben Atkinson.
Kerryson's production of Hairpsray ran at the Curve earlier this year to huge critical acclaim starring John Barr, Rebecca Craven, Sophie-Louise Dann, Tyrone Huntley, Claudia Kariuki, Zizi Strallen and Vicki Lee Taylor. Casting for the tour is yet to be announced.
As well as Leicester, the tour will visit: Aylesbury, Northampton, Malvern, Liverpool, Hull, Manchester, Wimbledon, Bradford, Southampton, Ipswich, Brighton, Birmingham (for Christmas season), 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!