This exuberant musical comedy, with BIG HEART and even BIGGER HAIR, won numerous awards both on Broadway and in the West End, inspired a record breaking Hollywood movie - and now it's coming to West London courtesy of the Concorde Players!
The hit show has delighted audiences around the world by sweeping them away to 1960's Baltimore USA, where the 50's are out and change is in the air.
Loveable, plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad's dreams come true when she wins a spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show. Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity - much to the annoyance of the show's reigning princess and her ambitious mother (the show's producer).
The liberal views Tracy shares with singing host Corny aren't popular with everyone either - this is sixties America after all and racial segregation is still very much the norm both in society and on TV.
Can our larger-than-life, adolescent heroine manage to vanquish her rival, racially-integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while) without mussing her hair "do"?
Of course she can - in Hairspray, the ultimate feel-good show with a joyous, toe-tapping, heart-warming, groove-shaking soundtrack!
The show is the perfect Summer Holiday treat for all the family [rated PG].
An amateur production by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Limited. Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray.