Hairspray Will Tour U.K. in 2013, With Mark Benton as Edna Turnblad

News   Hairspray Will Tour U.K. in 2013, With Mark Benton as Edna Turnblad
A new U.K. tour of Hairspray will launch in 2013, beginning performances Feb. 11 at the Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays, starring Mark Brenton as Edna Turnblad.

After Salford Quays, it will continue to Sunderland, Bradford, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast, Cardiff, Nottingham, Dublin, Bristol, Leeds, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Norwich. Benton, who has appeared onstage for the National, Old VIc, Lyric Hammesmith, Donmar Warehouse, Royal Court and the RSC, is currently on TV as Chalky in the BBC series "Waterloo Road." In a press statement, he has commented, "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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