HIT musical Hairspray returns to Bradford Alhambra this month with a cast including TV comedian Norman Pace.

The fun-filled show, set amidst the backdrop of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, is staged from Monday to Saturday, November 20 to 25.

Norman Pace, half of comedy duo The Hale and Pace Show, plays Wilbur Turnblad, while Matt Rixon, from The Ladykillers and Around the World in 80 Days, plays his stage wife Edna.

Also in the cast will be musical theatre star and X Factor contestant Brenda Edwards, Layton Williams, who appeared in TV’s Bad Education, Gina Murray from musical Chicago, and Edward Chitticks from hit shows On The Town and Mamma Mia.

Rebecca Mendoza will make her professional debut as Tracy Turnblad, the teenage girl determined to win a part on a TV dance show.

The “big, bold and beautiful” production is choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie with direction from Paul Kerryson.

It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV.

Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.

Hairspray is a musical based on a 1988 film from cult filmmaker John Waters which starred Divine and Ricki Lake.

Hairspray opened to rave reviews on Broadway in 2002 and subsequently won eight Tony Awards.

Norman Pace has played numerous parts in TV series, including Oddbods, Casualty and The Last Detective, and onstage in One Man Two Guvnors and The Rocky Horror Show.

Visit bradford-theatres.co.uk or call 01274 432000 to book tickets.