Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad
and will be joined by Matt Rixon (The Ladykillers, Around the World in 80 Days) reprising his role as Edna Turnblad, musical theatre star Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) returning as Motormouth Maybelle and Layton Williams (Bad Education, Rent) now starring as Seaweed.
Matt Rixon and Norman Pace (the latter from Hale & Pace) prove a formidable comic pairing, too, playing Edna Turnblad and Wilbur Turnblad
Norman Pace of Hale and Pace plays Wilbur Turnblad
, with Matt Rixon playing his wife Edna and Rebecca Mendoza playing Tracy, the teen in 1962 Baltimore with the big hair and even bigger heart.
For Norman, who first rose to fame with Gareth Hale in television's The Hale and Pace Show and is now playing Wilbur Turnblad
in the UK tour of Hairspray, it meant he had used his 'celebrity' status in the best way possible.
Norman stars as Wilbur Turnblad
with Matt Rixon as Edna and newcomer Rebecca Mendoza will make her professional debut as Tracy.
will also star Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad
, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, Dove Cameron as Amber Von Tussle, Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin, Sean Hayes as Mr.
Olivier Award nominated actor and much-loved Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan is Wilbur Turnblad
and Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, X Factor) is Motormouth Maybelle.
The Newcastle run of the awardwinning musical has proved a huge hit in its first week and stars Tony Maudsley (ITV1's Benidorm) as Edna Turnblad; Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, much-loved Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (BBC1 Tumble) as Wilbur Turnblad
and British singer and Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle.
For the UK touring production, Brenda is joined on the bill by Benidorm's Tony Maudsley as Tracy's mother Edna Turnblad, Brookside actress and presenter Claire Sweeney as Velma Von Tussle, former Blue Peter star, Peter Duncan as Wilbur Turnblad
and Freya Sutton as Tracy.
Claire and Tony will be joined by former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan as Wilbur Turnblad
and X Factor's Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle.
Carey, who plays the role of Wilbur Turnblad
in this weekend's production at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, talked about the idea of introducing it to the Muslims and Jews.
Micky plays Wilbur Turnblad
opposite Michael Ball as his longsuffering wife Edna in the rock 'n' roll musical set in 1962.