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.
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.
This mahoosive new tour of Hairspray started in the middle of last month and stretches right through to June 2018 and it certainly feels like it has the potential to be a great success.
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.
Knowing that the whole run at St James Theatre to celebrate Rent’s 20th anniversary is sold out, I felt incredibly privileged to be able to see it. However, it made me question just why was this particular production so popular?
When you think of the musical, Rent, written by Jonathan Larson, Seasons of Love springs to mind, immediately. However, the hard-hitting and modern-styled musical is packed with a range of musical numbers which are filled with angst, heart and impact.
After opening at Theatr Clwyd for a limited season from 21 October to 12 November 2016, RENT will go on a three-week tour, prior to a Christmas season at London’s St James Theatre from 8 December 2016 to 28 January 2017, with a national press night on Tuesday 13 December 2016. 2017 tour dates are to be announced. The new production will be directed by Bruce Guthrie.
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