TV stars are among the full cast announced for the West End hit musical Hairspray coming to the Cliffs Pavilion this summer.

With show-stopping numbers and dance-routines, the West End and Broadway musical Hairspray will be coming to the Westcliff theatre in September - and the full cast has now been revealed.

Best known for her time as a professional dancer on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, joining the cast of the UK tour, Joanne Clifton is set to star as Velma von Tussle.

She is also known for her roles in hit shows Shrek the Musical and The Addams Family.

The show will also star Neil Hurst as Edna Turnblad. The actor first appeared on TV as Vernon Kay's comedy sidekick on ITV's All Star Family Fortunes, but he has also featured in popular shows Coronation Street, Doctors, Fresh Meat, and The Syndicate.

The full cast also includes:

  • Michelle Ndegwa as Motormouth Maybelle 
  • Solomon Davy as Link Larkin
  • Declan Egan as Corny Collins
  • Alexandra Emmerson-Kirby as Tracy Turnblad
  • Katlo as Little Inez
  • Reece Richards as Seaweed
  • Allana Taylor as Amber Von Tussle

For tickets to the Cliffs Pavilion show from September 9 to 14, visit

Dancing their way into history, the musical follows the story of Tracy Turnblad and her friends who audition for the teen dance television show and rally against the studio's discrimination and racial segregation in the 1960s.

The show will feature 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 more.

Making her directorial debut, Brenda Edwards, who previously played Motormouth Maybelle in three productions of Hairspray, plans to bring "new energy and excitement this time from behind the scenes".