Theatre Breaks to see Hairspray in Cardiff
The fabulous, over-the-top musical is based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters which launched the career of American talk-show host Rikki Lake and saw an unrecognisable John Travolta don a dress as doting mother Edna Turnbald.
Its 1962, the 50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad (played by Freya Sutton), a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion - to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance programme, The Corny Collins Show and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the programmes reigning princess, win the heart of dreamboat Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ’do? Only in Hairspray! Welcome to the 60s!
With lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman – the duo who also co-wrote the music and lyrics for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – their catchy songs take Tracy Turnblad from the the streets of Baltimore to a sound-stage of a 60s-style tv dance show.
Where can I see it?
Donald Gordon Theatre
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff CF10 5AL
When can I see it?
Hairspray is in Cardiff from 16th to 26th August 2017
What time does it start?
Monday to Saturday at 1930; Thursday & Saturday at 1430