Smash hit musical Hairspray will return for 2017 UK tour.

Following the success of the current UK tour, smash hit musical Hairspray will return at the end of summer 2017 to once again tour the UK.

The producer of Hairspray Mark Goucher said: “I am delighted that after seeing this new production of Hairspray, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have personally extended the rights to the show, in order for us to embark upon a second UK tour. This next tour of Hairspray will give us the opportunity to bring the show to new venues which we were unable to visit in 2015/16 and also to return to theatres which welcomed the show during its current tour.”

The current production of Hairspray, which has been seen by approximately 250,000 people, embarked on a major UK tour in 2015 beginning at the Curve theatre, Leicester and continues across the UK until May 2016.

Hairspray is directed by Paul Kerryson, with choreography by Drew McOnie and musical direction by Ben Atkinson. The show has music and lyrics by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

The current UK tour stars Matt Rixon (Edna Turnblad), Claire Sweeney (Velma Von Tussle), Peter Duncan (Wilbur Turnblad) and Brenda Edwards (Motormouth Maybelle).