AS HAIRSPRAY ARRIVES AT THE ALHAMBRA
Musical theatre star and television presenter Brenda Edwards will star as Motormouth Maybelle in the UK and Ireland tour of Hairspray. Comedy legend Norman Pace will play Wilbur Turnblad alongside West End leading man Alex Bourne as Edna Turnblad when Hairspray arrives at the Alhambra Theatre later on Monday 13 September.
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.
Hairspray is based on the 1988 film of the same name which starred Divine and Ricki Lake by cult filmmaker John Waters. With music and lyrics by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray originally opened to rave reviews on Broadway in 2002 and subsequently won eight Tony Awards. The production opened in London at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2007 and won four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. Proving to be an international success, Hairspray has also opened in South Africa, Japan, South Korea, China and Dubai. Following the musical’s phenomenal success on stage, a film of the musical was released in 2007 which starred John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Zac Efron.
Please call the Bradford Theatres’ Box Office on 01274 432000 or visit bradford-theatres.co.uk for more information.