The West End production of Hairspray, playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre, will play its final performance on March 28, two days before it launches its previously announced UK regional tour.

The musical opened in the West End on October 30, 2007. The show is written by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Thomas Meehan, and Mark O'Donnell, based on the film by John Waters, and is directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. It features set design by David Rockwell, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, and sound design by Steve C. Kennedy.

The current London cast features Chloe Hart (Tracy Turnblad), Phill Jupitus (Edna Turnblad), Belinda Carlisle (Velma Von Tussle), Verity Rushworth (Penny), Liam Tamne (Link Larkin), Sharon D Clarke (Motormouth Mabel) and, beginning February 2, former Monkee Micky Dolenz (Wilbur Turnblad).

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