Hairspray Blackpool Opera House: First look at Cold Feet actor John Thomson in role as Wilbur Turnblad

Actor John Thomson was last seen joining pantomime legend and good friend Steve Royle on stage in London as a guest star in production Naturally Insane! The Life of Dan Leno

Thursday, 25th November 2021, 5:37 pm

But now he's busy in rehearsals for his latest role, taking a big leap back into the world of musical theatre ahead of his arrival in Blackpool in December for Hairspray, joining the touring cast in the role of Wilbur Turnblad.

John will join the smash hit UK tour of Hairspray as Wilbur Turnblad this Christmas for three weeks at Blackpool Winter Gardens from December 13 toJanuary 2.

He joins actress and Loose Women presenter Brenda Edwards, who plays Motormouth Maybelle, and West End leading man Alex Bourne, in the role of Edna Turnblad.

Katie Brace makes her professional stage debut as Tracy Turnblad.

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