Musical Hairspray to play at Curve in Leicester next year

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Paul Kerryson will direct a brand new production of musical Hairspray at Leicester’s Curve next year.

Kerryson, the venue’s artistic director, will work alongside Lee Proud as choreographer and Ben Atkinson as musical director.

The show will run from February 28, 2014, to April 5. Press night will be on March 5.

It will star David Witts – currently playing Joey Branning in EastEnders – as Link Larkin.

Further casting has yet to be announced.

Hairspray has music by Marc Shaiman, who penned the production’s lyrics with Scott Wittman. The show has a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meeham.

It is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Kerryson’s credits include the forthcoming production of Chicago and Hello, Dolly!, for which Janie Dee was recently named best performer at the UK Theatre Awards.