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Starring Mark Benton as Edna Turnblad, Lucy Benjamin as Velma Von Tussle, Marcus Collins as Seaweed Stubbs and newcomer Freya Sutton as Tracy.

Fri 15 February - Sat 23 February

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The West End's favourite musical comedy, Hairspray, is coming to The Lowry!

Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to follow her extraordinary dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy she loves. It is the musical with everything - the ultimate feel-good show which has played to sold out houses in London, on Broadway and theatres around the globe.

Watch the launch trailer here to find out more about the show:

Big Hair, Big Heart, Big Hit - Book Now!

Have a peek at the Hairspray national tour photo shoot video diary

Hairspray Schools

Visit to watch the show trailer and to download an education pack.

‘The ultimate feel-good show’ The Guardian

‘The most happy, funny, sunny show in town’ Sunday Express

‘The musical with everything - a triumph!’ The Observer

Manchester United Match Alert: Mon 18 Feb.
Please allow extra time for your journey when Man United play Reading in the FA Cup at 8pm on Mon 18 Feb.

Access information

Signed performance
Thu 21 February at 7.30pm
Find out how to book here.

Audio Described Performance
Tue 21 February at 7.30pm
Touch Tour 6pm (To be confirmed)
Find out how to book here.


The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).