Paul Kerryson is to direct the production — he previously revived the show at Curve in March 2014 — with musical direction by Ben Atkinson, who will also reprise his duties here. However, original Leicester choreographer Lee Proud has been replaced by Drew McOnie.
The tour will be produced by Mark Goucher and Laurence Myers, Tom O’Connell for QNQ, Just for Laughs Theatricals and Curve Theatre.
The show, with music and lyrics by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, will tour to Leicester, Aylesbury, Northampton, Malvern, Liverpool, Hull, Manchester, Wimbledon, Bradford, Southampton, Ipswich, Brighton, Birmingham, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Oxford, Bristol, Woking, Cardiff, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Plymouth, Stoke, Bromley, Canterbury and Southend.
The musical is based on the 1988 film of the same name, which starred Divine and Ricki Lake.
To book tickets for the Leicester un, contact the box office on 0116 242 3595 or visit www.curveonline.co.uk.