Hair raising ticket sales

Published: 19 December 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Hairspray cast John Thomson, Brenda Edwards, Katie Brace and Alex Bourne with (right) Michael Williams, Winter Gardens managing director

Hairspray the Musical broke records at Blackpool Opera House as its highest-grossing Christmas show in the venue’s history.

Despite guidelines that masks must once again be worn in theatres, ticket sales have continued to fly.

More than 30,000 are expected to be sold by the end of the show’s run in January, entitling it to be added to the Winter Garden’s illustrious Roll of Honour.

Stars from the show, John Thomson, Alex Bourne, Brenda Edwards and Katie Brace, celebrated the unveiling.