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Hairspray UK tour dates postponed until 2021

The upcoming UK and Ireland tour of Hairspray has been postponed until 2021.


The tour production – which is distinct from the new West End revival – was due to begin performances in August.

In a short statement, the show said: “We are sorry to announce that the planned autumn 2020 tour dates will be postponed to 2021.

“The Beat won’t be stopped and we cannot wait to bring Hairspray to a venue near you from early 2021!”

Ticket holders will be contacted in due course when dates have been rescheduled for options.

Based on the 1980s movie of the same name, Hairspray is set in 1960s Baltimore, Maryland and follows Tracy Turnblad as her dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show turns into a campaign for racial integration.

The musical made its debut on Broadway in 2002 and features a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

The Hairspray tour will have direction from Paul Kerryson and choreography from Drew McOnie with casting and full creatives to be confirmed.

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