Let’s dance the night away
It’s Baltimore 1962, and 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, and bagging heartthrob Link Larkin along the way. The musical Hairspray is based on the 1988 John Waters film which starred Divine and Ricki Lake. A film of the musical was also released in 2007 which starred John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The show stars Norman Pace, who lives in Orpington, as Wilbur Turnblad, Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle and Layton Williams as Seaweed. Hairspray is at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, until Saturday, September 9. For tickets, call 01322 220000 or go to orchardtheatre.co.uk
It is also at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, from Tuesday, May 8 to Saturday, May 12, 2018.