Hairspray archiveHairspray tells the story of geeky teen Tracy Turnblad - a big girl with a big heart, big dreams, a big stage mother and even bigger hair - who finds celebrity on TV dance programme. Can Tracy get the guy and still have time to change the world?


Michael Ball (Edna Turnblad - some dates), Michael Starke (Edna Turnbald - some dates), Micky Dolenz (Wilbur Turnblad - some dates), Nigel Planer (Wilbur Turnblad - some dates), Les Dennis (Wilbur Turnblad - some dates), Laurie Scarth (Tracy Turnblad), Liam Doyle (Link Larkin), Gillian Kirkpatrick (Velma Von Tussle), Wayne Robinson (Seaweed), Danny Bayne (Corny Collins), Emma Dukes (Penny Pingleton), Clare Halse (Amber Von Tussle), Sandra Marvin (Motormouth Maybelle), Yvonne O'Grady (Female Authority Figure), Seliza Sebastian (Inez), Carl Sanderson (Male Authority Figure), Shakira Akabusi (Dynamite)), Kane Andrews (Fender), Richard Dale (Sketch), Harry Francis (IQ), Darron Gifty (Gilbert), Natalie Kelly (Dynamite)), Gemma Knight-Jones (Lorraine), Mia Lincoln (Tammy), Emily Luke-Taylor (Shelly), Abiona Omanua (Dynamite)), Yohemy Prosper (Thad), Charles Ruhrmund (Brad), Spin (Duan), Lauren Stroud (Brenda), Helen Ternent (Lou-Ann), Nyroy Dixon (Swing), Debbie Jenkins (Dance Captain/Swing), Jennifer Saayeng (Swing), Laura Thorogood (Swing), Matt Thorpe (Swing), Dina Tree (Walking Tracy Cover), Mark Hilton


Book by(s): Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan
Music(s): Marc Shaiman, Harold Wheeler (orchestration), Marc Shaiman (music arrangement)
Lyrics(s): Scott Whitman, Marc Shaiman
Producer(s): Stage Entertainment, Michael Ball (associate producer)
Director: Jack O'Brien
Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell
Design: David Rockwell
Costume: William Ivey Long
Lighting: Kenneth Posner
Sound: Steve C. Kennedy
Musical Director: Lon Hoyt
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Hairspray (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T0932547211. Details of all Hairspray archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01615781668

Archive Listings

12 Apr 11
30 Apr 11
Bristol Hippodrome
City of Bristol
15 Feb 11
26 Feb 11
Devonshire Park Theatre
East Sussex
1 Feb 11
12 Feb 11
Theatre Royal
18 Jan 11
29 Jan 11
New Victoria Theatre

UKTW News/Reviews

Hairspray - the tour (2011) review
13Apr11: Michael Ball and Micky Dolenz at the Bristol Hippodrome
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