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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

Hairspray_Credit Ellie Kurtz

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 – Liverpool Empire Theatre

Hairspray UK Tour 2015

Book: Marc O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Whittman & Marc Shaiman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: John Roberts 13 years ago Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman’s musical adaptation of Hairspray, based on the cult John Waters film of the same name opened on Broadway, just a year later it swept the board with awards at the prestigious ...

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Hairspray – The Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Hairspray_Credit Ellie Kurtz

Book: Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty   Hairspray has amassed eight Tony Awards, four Olivier Awards, two films and has won the hearts of musical fans worldwide. Set in Baltimore in 1962, the show follows Tracy Turnblad (Freya Sutton), a teenager who longs to dance on The Corny Collins TV ...

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Hairspray – Curve, Leicester

Hairspray_Credit Ellie Kurtz

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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Hot Stuff – Coliseum Theatre, Oldham

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  devisers: Paul Kerryson and Maggie Norris Director:  Kevin Shaw                Reviewer:  Steve Davies   Walking into the auditorium at the Oldham Coliseum the audience is greeted by a lavish, gold, sparkling Hell’s Mouth framed by a stage full of opulence. This is the Faustian tale of a simple lad, Joe Soap, played by Benjamin Stratton who is tempted by ...

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Hot Stuff – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

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Devisers: Maggie Norris and Paul Kerryson Director : Matt Devitt Musical Director : Julian Littman Choreographer : Valentina Dolci Reviewer: Michael Gray   This shameless cult musical is nearly a quarter of a century old now; though the story it recycles has its origins in medieval Germany. But it's set very firmly in the suburban 1970s, with music all the ...

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NEWS: Maudsley and Sweeney lead Hairspray tour cast

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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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