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Hairspray will return for 2017/18 UK Tour

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 …

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Willy Wonka to come to London

A lavish new stage production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is to come to London, directed by Sam Mendes.

Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre

The producers of Hairspray have announced that it will close at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London on 28 March 2010, following two and a half years of big-haired success.

Hairspray: Only 8 weeks to go

The producers of Hairspray have announced that it will close at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London on 28 March 2010, following two and a half years of big-haired success.

Jersey Boys joins Sunday shows

Jersey Boys has joined a number of other high-profile West End shows in running performances on a Sunday.

Belinda Carlisle to join Hairspray

Pop star Belinda Carlisle, comedian Phill Jupitus and musicals star Sharon D Clarke to join cast of Hairspray.

Dine for Free

This summer enjoy a free dinner at a host of top West End restaurants when booking tickets to see a show.

Brian Conley to join Hairspray

Save £25 on tickets to Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre Brian Conley is to join the cast of Hairspray, replacing Michael Ball as Edna Turnblad, from Monday 27 July. Also joining the cast will be newcomer Chloe Hart playing Tracy Turnblad and Liam Tamne (Wicked) as Link Larkin. Recently Nigel Planer (The Young Ones) and Verity Rushworth (Emmerdale) joined the Hairspray team. The musical continues to break all box office records at the Shaftesbury Theatre and is booking until April 2010. Brian Conley is one of the UK’s biggest entertainment stars with credits spanning musicals, television, film, comedy and variety.  …

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Phantom sequel Love Never Dies to open in London

Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s new sequel to The Phantom of the Opera – “Love Never Dies” – will have its world premiere in London, as reported today by Baz Bamigboye in the Daily Mail. It was initially believed that the new blockbusting musical would open simultaneously in New York, London and Shanghai, but it now appears that managing the logistics of this has proved too complex. However, the show will still break new ground in opening productions around the world in quick succession – starting with London and then following with Toronto, Shanghai and then Broadway. In London, the show will play …

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Nigel Planer to join Hairspray; Michaell Ball extends run

The producers of Hairspray have announced that Nigel Planer and Verity Rushworth are to join the cast of the multi-award winning musical, beginning on Monday 2 February.  Nigel takes over the role of ‘Wilbur Turnblad’, husband of larger than life ‘Edna’ played by Michael Ball.  Verity will play ‘Penny Pingleton’, best friend of ‘Tracy Turnblad’ played by Leanne Jones. Nigel Planer is best known as Neil in ‘The Young Ones. His numerous West End credits include ‘Chicago’, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ and ‘Wicked’.  Verity joined the cast of ‘Emmerdale’ in the role of Donna Windsor-Dingle at the age of 12, …

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Free hotels offer

Free London hotel rooms on offerin major new West End theatre promotion Thousands of free rooms included in the price of a ticket to 13 major West End shows Westendtheatre.com has announced a major new promotion offering free hotel rooms in London when buying a theatre ticket.Shows included in the promotion include successful musicals Hairspray, Joseph, Grease, Sunset Boulevard, Chicago, Billy Elliot, Wicked, The Sound of Music and Zorro. Running until 31st March 2009, the promotion features a range of hotels across London. A 3* hotel is offered free when booking one of the 13 shows available, with also the …

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