Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Casting announced for Hairspray UK Tour

First casting has been announced for the upcoming UK Tour of Hairspray.

Tony Maudsley (ITV1’s Benidorm) will play Edna Turnblad in the major 40-week UK tour which will open at Curve Theatre in Leicester this autumn. 

He will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita/Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (Birdsong) as Wilbur Turnblad and British singer and West End performer Brenda Edwards (Chicago/We Will Rock You) as Motormouth Maybelle. 

Freya Sutton will reprise the role of Tracy Turnblad alongside Jon Tsouras (A Chorus Line/Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Corny Collins. Dex Lee (The Scottsboro Boys) will play Seaweed, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon) will play Link Larkin, Lauren Stroud (Wicked) will play Amber, Monique Young (Top Hat) will play Penny, Karis Jack (Urinetown) will play Little Inez, Adam Price (Hairspray) will play Male Authority Figure, Tracey Penn (Made in Dagenham) will play Female Authority Figure and Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot) will play Duane. 

Further casting will be announced in due course.

The production opens at Leicester’s Curve Theatre on 9th September 2015 and will then tour to over 25 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 has music and lyrics by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

First look images

Photo Credit: Hugo Glendinning

1 comment:

  1. Guessing Peter Duncan couldn't be bothered with the photo shoot?! That is embarassingly bad photoshopping...