Friday, July 20

New Tour of Hairspray the Musical next year

Hairspray the musical is hitting the road again next year with comedy actor Mark Benton (pictured) starring as Edna Turnblad.

Rehearsals start on 2nd January with the tour of Hairspray the Musical due to open at the Salford Lowry on 13th February 2013.

You can find full details of the tour venues for Hairspray the Musical here.  Booking details to follow shortly.

Mark Benton  is perhaps best known for his roles as Eddie in Early Doors and Howard in Northern Lights. He also played head teacher Mike Newgent in the ITV drama Britannia High and was  featured in  BBC's  Hustle

He has appeared in the seventh series of the BBC drama Waterloo Road playing teacher  Daniel 'Chalky' Chalk. Last year he played Mr Perks in the highly successful  the Railway Children which played at Waterloo Station.

Benton said:  "I can't wait to start Hairspray, it's going to be amazing fun and an interesting challenge for me as it's my first adventure into the world of musicals...that I get to go on that adventure playing a Baltimore housewife is an added bonus! As a musical I think it has everything, great songs, great script, really interesting story and lots and lots of laughs...I hope!"

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