Hairspray The Musical

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Sunderland Empire

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Mon 10 Jan - Sat 15 Jan 2022

  Tickets available from £13.00
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The international musical phenomenon Hairspray returns to Sunderland this year! After breaking box office records and delighting audiences in the West-End, on Broadway and on the big screen since 1988, this smash hit musical-comedy has quite the legacy, and now we’re heading back out on tour around the UK and Ireland in 2021.

Sunderland Empire

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Mon 10 Jan - Sat 15 Jan 2022
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Why go and see it?

You can’t stop OUR beat- HAIRSPRAY is BACK ON TOUR - so run and tell that!

Welcome to the 60s, where everyone’s grooving to a brand-new sound! Enter our vivacious heroine Tracy Turnblad, who has big hair, a big heart, and big dreams to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. When Tracy becomes a local star, she is able to use her newfound fame to fight for liberation, tolerance, and interracial unity in Baltimore. But can she win equality – and Link’s heart – without denting her ’do?

Starring Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle and Norman Pace as Wilbur Turnblad.

Wonderfully fresh and vivid
- The Stage

This fun-filled, feel good show is bursting with show-stopping numbers, dazzling costumes, and dizzying dance-routines that you can’t help but shimmy too! Featuring some of musical theatre’s biggest and best hit songs, including Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, Good Morning Baltimore and so many more, Hairspray is the hilarious, joyous, and uplifting musical that everyone needs right now!

Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.

Nights you don't want to miss

  • Opening Night
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What the critics say

- The Observer
- WhatsOnStage

Sunderland Empire

High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Sunderland
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
The Sunderland Empire has 5 bars around the venue, at Foyer, Stalls and Dress Circle levels.
Make your visit to Sunderland Empire even more memorable, there are a range of exclusive experiences available to give you a personal theatre experience.
There is no cloakroom available at the Sunderland Empire.

Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare the theatre open. Masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Osward Stoll, the Sunderland Empire Theatre has undergone many changes since it opened but remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.

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Sunderland Empire

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Mon 10 Jan - Sat 15 Jan 2022
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: