Michael Ball is to return to his legendary, Olivier Award-winning role of Edna Turnblad as Hairspray the Musical comes to London for a special, strictly limited season in 2020. The multi-award-winning hit musical plays at the London Coliseum for 12 weeks only, beginning performances on 23 April 2020 (press night is 29 April). With the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien …
‘She’s a little bit Hairspray, he’s a little bit Glee …’ is not actually a lyric from Bring It On, a high school musical being given a sparky showcase by the British Theatre Academy at Southwark Playhouse, but it might as well be.
It is hard to know where to start with such a talented and energetic cast. Every cast member in Hairspray brought life and vitality to the performance and executed the complex choreography with vigour, precision and enjoyment in equal measure.
Hairspray has been touring for years – it was last here in 2016 – and the reason why people are still flocking to see it is there for all to see. It’s a heart-warming and empowering tale that just makes you want to get up and dance.
If you like musical theatre and especially Hairspray, I’d 100% recommend seeing the current UK tour. The UK tour cast does a phenomenal job of bringing the characters to the stage
Despite highlighting serious issues such as prejudice and intolerance, this show remains a popular, light-hearted and fun night of musical theatre and this latest tour certainly kept it in this now famous ‘feel-good’ vibe.
Full cast details have been announced for the return of HAIRSPRAY on tour, which opens a new 37-week, UK-wide schedule at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 16 August 2017.
Welcome to the Sixties! Courtesy of this bubbly and lively production of Hairspray, currently on its UK tour.
Stylish: The power of dance, song and big hair are used to heap scorn on all kinds of prejudice as Hairspray returns for a week-long flash of brio and fun at the Edinburgh Playhouse, as part of its ongoing tour.
Based on the classic 1988 film and subsequent Tony award-winning Broadway production this is an all-singing, all-dancing delight of a show. It’s the story of a larger-than-life teenager who is fighting both sizeism prejudices and trying to bring colour integration into a wholesome 1960s early evening entertainment programme. This effervescent teen, Tracy Turnblad, falls in love and has a few scrapes along the way, which makes for a super fun entertaining show.
I make up with Robert Lindsay and meet with the wonderful Mark Rylance, but I have more mixed emotions about Harvey Fierstein, even as I’ve seen three shows connected to him in the space of six days.
Leicester’s Curve theatre announces the inaugural season from new Artistic Director Nikolai Foster. Curve shows directed by Foster include a new production of Tennessee Williams’ seminal work A Streetcar Named Desire, opening on 20 October 2015, with previews from 16 October, and running until 8November. The production features Charlie Brooks as Blanche (recently seen in Curve’s production of Beautiful Thing, …