Hairspray hits Liverpool Empire next week

PIC: Mark Senior

MUSICAL theatre star and television presenter Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor, Loose Women and Songs of Praise) will star as Motormouth Maybelle in the UK and Ireland tour of Hairspray, which hits the stage in Liverpool on August 30 – September 4 2021.

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.

Comedy legend Norman Pace (ITV’s The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad alongside West End leading man Alex Bourne (Annie, Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You) as Edna Turnblad when the show arrives in Liverpool on 30th August.

Katie Brace will make her professional stage debut as Tracy Turnblad with Rebecca Thornhill as Velma, Richard Meek as Corny Collins, Ross Clifton as Link Larkin, Jessica Croll as Amber Von Tussle, Rebecca Jane Davies as Penny Pingleton and Charlotte St. Croix as Little Inez.

Hairspray is based on the 1988 film of the same name which starred Divine and Ricki Lake. The show 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.


Performance Information
Hairspray
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Monday 30th August – Saturday 4th September 2021
Tickets from £13*
To book call 0844 871 7615* or buy online at www.atgtickets.com/liverpool

*fees apply to online and telephone bookings