Monday, October 1

eastEnders' Lucy Benjamin joins Hairspray Tour

As already announced, stage and screen star Mark Benton will play the larger than life Edna Turnblad in the tour of Hairspray which starts at the Salford Lowry on 11th February next year.

Other casting so far includes Lucy Benjamin as Velma Von Tussle with Freya Sutton (who has recently graduated Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts) playing Tracy Turnblad

Lucy Benjamin is probably best known as Lisa Fowler in BBC’s EastEnders.  Musical theatre credits include Annie, Barnardo and Worzel Gummidge in the West End and Peter Pan at the Mayflower Theatre Southampton.

She made her television debut in Doctor Who and played the lead character Julie Craig in teen drama Press Gang. Other television credits include Casualty, Kingdom, The Afternoon Play, Doctors, Holby City and The X Factor: Battle of the Stars.

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