Sunday, October 18

Phill Jupitus, Belinda Carlisle & Sharon D Clarke join the cast of Hairspray

The producers of "Hairspray" have announced that Phill Jupitus, Belinda Carlisle and Sharon D Clarke have signed to join the cast of the musical which is currently running at London's Shaftesbury Theatre. The new cast changes on Monday 26 October, with Sunday performances beginning on Sunday 8th November.

Phill is taking over from Brian Conley (who is leaving for panto) as the larger than life heroine Edna Turnblad. Belinda plays Velma Von Tussle who is a glamorous the controller of the local TV station and is Motormouth Mabel - celebrity DJ and owner of Baltimore's biggest set of lungs!

The performance schedule for Hairspray changes next month and starting from Sunday 8th November the show will run from Tuesday to Saturday at 19:30 with matinees on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at15:00.

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