The producers of HAIRSPRAY are delighted to announce that PHILL JUPITUS, BELINDA CARLISLE and SHARON D CLARKE will all be joining the cast from Monday 26 October, with Sunday performances beginning on Sunday 8 November.
PHILL JUPITUS will star as larger than life heroine Edna Turnblad. Phill is a comedian, broadcaster, writer and actor who has appeared on British television & radio and the stage for over 20 years. He is probably best known as being a regular team captain on the hit BBC2 show Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
BELINDA CARLISLE will play the glamourous white supremacist Velma von Tussle. Belinda is a Grammy Award nominated singer and actress. Her solo career was hugely successful with global hits including Circle In The Sand, Leave A Light On For Me, I Get Weak and the international number one Heaven Is A Place On Earth.
SHARON D CLARKE joins the show as celebrity DJ Motormouth Maybelle – owner of Baltimore’s biggest set of lungs! Oliver Award nominated Sharon is a prolific West End, television and radio star and recording artist. Her stage credits include Chicago, We Will Rock You, The Lion King, Rent and Guys and Dolls. On television she has most recently appeared as Dr Lolo Griffin in Holby City and as a judge on hit BBC show Last Choir Standing.
From 8 November 2009, Hairspray will be performing on Sundays at 3pm!