Don't stop the beat... the multi-award winning musical production of Hairspray returns to the West End as well as embarking on an extensive UK and Irish tour! Following the story of big-hearted Tracy Turnball in 1960s America, whose dream is to dance on a national TV show, Hairspray is a truly uplifting theatrical experience which can be enjoyed by all of the family!
Based on the original 1988 film production, Hairspray has since been adapted into an award winning Broadway show and another successful film adaptation in 2007. Starring Olivier award-winning Michael Bull as Edna Turnbald and featuring an incredible musical score which includes all of the much-loved hits, such as You Can’t Stop the Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and Welcome to the 60s, you will be transported to the swinging 60s with this feel-good smash-hit musical!
Running time: 2 hours 15 mins (including interval)
Set in 1962 Baltimore, a turbulent yet changing time in American history, sunny, plus-sized Tracy Turnball is determined to make it on the Corny Collins show to not only pursue her dancing dream, but also win the heart of the show’s presenter, teenage heart-throb Link Larkin.
Despite not fitting the mould, Tracy learns how to groove from some of her African American friends in detention and astonishingly achieves her dream of appearing on the show. Transforming from a nobody into a star almost overnight, Tracy challenges the status quo in more ways than one with her newfound fame.
Ticket prices range from £19.25 to £209.00 and vary slightly depending on which day you go; they are a bit more expensive on a Friday and Saturday for example. The London Coliseum is a huge theatre with a capacity of 2339 seats. The auditorium is divided into the Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle and the Balcony. The best seats in the house can be found in the Dress Circle close to the railing and in the centre of the Stalls.
Hairspray Manchester ticket prices start at £13 and the most expensive tickets are £82. The Palace Theatre Manchester is split into the Stalls, the Circle and The Grand Tier. The most premium seats in the theatre can be found in the Stalls, close to the stage and the dress circle, close to the railing.
If you are looking for reasonably priced tickets, these can be found in the balcony and also in the upper circle.
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The cheapest tickets in Manchester Palace Theatre can be found at the back of the Grand Tier and the Circle since these are further back from the stage.
Although you can access the London Coliseum by both public transportation and car, public transport is recommended. You can find the London Coliseum at:
33 St Martin's Lane,
UndergroundThe nearest underground station to the theatre is Leicester Square Station (Northern, Piccadilly). Charing Cross station is also fairly nearby which services national rail trains.
CarThe closest car park to the theatre is the he Duke of York’s Theatre is the NCP car park at London St Martins Lane Hotel.
BusYou can take bus lines 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 87, 91, 139, and from St. Martin’s Place (Stop K) and Bedford Street (Stop J)
ManchesterYou can access the Palace Theatre by car or by public transport. To get there, use this address:
The Palace Theatre
97 Oxford Street, Manchester
CarThere are two car parks close to the theatre: Oxford Street and Manchester Palace. You can receive discounts if you bring your parking ticket to the cloakroom.
TrainThe closest train station Oxford Road train station which is opposite the theatre. You can also easily reach the theatre from Piccadilly train station, which is only 0.3 miles from the theatre
BusThe theatre is on all of the major bus routes as it is on one of the main streets, Oxford Road.
For more information on access to the theatres, please visit the official website.
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)
Recommended age: TBC
Warning: strobe lighting is used several times
Hairspray the Musical is 2 hours 15 minutes
Hairspray the Musical London cast is made up of Michael Ball as Edna Turnbalad, Paul Merton as Wilbur, Lizzie Bea as Tracy Turnblad, Marisha Wallace as Motormouth Maybelle, Jonny Amies as Link Larkin, Georgia Anderson as Amber Von Tussle, Kimani Arthur as Little Inez, Dermot Canavan as Wilbur and Imogen Bailey as Shelly.Completing the cast is Lori Haley Fox, Mari McGinlay, Ashley Samuels, Michael Vinsen, Pearce Barron, Jordan Benjamin, Nicholas Collier, Joel Cooper, Luke George, Christopher Gopaul, Winny Herbert, Chris Howell, Lily Laight, Hannah Grace Lawson, Madeleine Lawton, Holly Liburd, Will Luckett, Mireia Mambo, Kody Mortimer, Robyn Rose, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Kibong Tanji, Amy West and Natalie Woods.
Good Morning Baltimore, The Nicest Kids in Town, Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now, I Can Hear the Bells, Miss Baltimore Crabs, It Takes Two, Welcome to the 60s, Run and Tell That, Big, Blonde and Beautiful, The Big Dollhouse, Good Morning Baltimore, You’re Timeless to Me, Without Love, I know Where I’ve Been, It’s Hairspray, Cooties, You Can’t Stop the Beat
Hairspray is set in 1960s America, in a small town called Balitmatmore; a time of racial divides and change. It follows the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big hearted girl who dreams of making it on the Corny Collins show and to win the heart of Link Larkin. Once she gets on the show, she not only succeeds in pursuing her dream of dancing, but she also joins the fight for equality and challenges the status quo.
Who wrote Hairspray the Musical
Yes, Hairspray the Musical is visiting Leicester Curve 20 Aug 2020 - 29 Aug 2020, Manchester Palace Theatre 02 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020, Bradford Alhambra Theatre 15 Sep 2020 - 19 Sep 2020, Blackpool Winter Gardens 21 Sep 2020 - 26 Sep 2020, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 05 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020, Birmingham Hippodrome 12 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020, Glasgow King’s Theatre 19 Oct 2020 - 24 Oct 2020, Northampton Royal And Derngate 26 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020. New Victoria Theatre, Woking 02 Nov 2020 - 07 Nov 2020. Liverpool Empire Theatre. 09 Nov 2020 - 14 Nov 2020, Theatre Royal Brighton 16 Nov 2020 - 21 Nov 2020, Southampton Mayflower 11 Jan 2021 - 16 Jan 2021, Ipswich Regent 08 Feb 2021 - 13 Feb 2021
Hairspray the Musical is playing at the London Coliseum in London.
Hairspray the Musical first premiered at the Neil Simon Theatre on August 15th 2002.
Hairspray the Musical is set in Baltimore, 1962.
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