HAIRSPRAY UK tour producer Mark Goucher, has revealed that he wants the musical to transfer to the West End next year.
Goucher said, “I am desperately trying to get the writers to allow us to bring this new production into London next year. My cast are phenomenal and absolutely deserve to be seen in London. I hope it happens!”
He goes on about how the tour is “obviously a little more economical than the original production” and that “in the right theatre it could sit down and just run for a very long time”.
Goucher adds, “I am so proud of the entire company! When I go around the country to see it, night after night everyone stands up and goes nuts. It’s amazing! Just talking about it now there is a lump in my throat! I’m so glad I’ve finally got my hands on it!”
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!
The cast includes Tony Maudsley as Edna Turnblad, Claire Sweeney as Velma Von Tussle, Peter Duncan as Wilbur Turnblad, Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle, Freya Sutton as Tracy Turnblad, Jon Tsouras as Corny Collins, Dex Lee as Seaweed, Ashley Gilmour as Link Larkin,Lauren Stroud as Amber, Monique Young as Penny, Karis Jack as Little Inez, Adam Price as Male Authority Figure, Tracey Penn as Female Authority Figure and Layton Williams as Duane.
The production is currently playing at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre. For more information, visit Hairsprayuktour.com.
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