The musical is now set to open at the at the Plymouth Theatre Royal on the 24th June.

Following on from the government stating that theatres should be able to reopen fully from the 21st June, producer Mark Goucher has announced new dates for the UK tour of Hairspray.

The musical, which features music and lyrics from songwriting duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, is set to visit: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Manchester Palace Theatre, Sheffield Lyceum, Ipswich Regent Theatre, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Edinburgh Playhouse, The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, Brighton Theatre Royal, Birmingham Hippodrome, Leicester Curve, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin, Grand Opera House Belfast, New Victoria Theatre, Woking, Milton Keynes Theatre and Blackpool Grand Theatre. Dates for 2022 are to be announced.

This production, which is separate from the one opening at the London Coliseum, is directed by Paul Kerryson and features choreography by Drew McOnie.

The full cast and creative team for the production have yet to be confirmed.

Talking about the news producer Mark Goucher has said: “As the manager of Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham I am acutely aware that venues up and down the UK are crying out for shows. It is vital that we take the necessary steps to get performances going again. It is therefore a delight to be able to announce that two of my shows, under the guise of Mark Goucher Productions will be coming to a theatre near you from this summer. We will, of course, closely monitor all advice coming from the Government and if the start dates need to be delayed we have contingency plans in place to be able to move the starting venue for each show to one later in the tour schedule.”

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