It has been announced that Hairspray, London’s happiest, funniest and sunniest show, will be playing 3pm performances on Sundays from 8 November 2009, and is now booking until 24 October 2010!
Set in 1960’s Baltimore, the show is based on John Waters’ 1988 movie of the same name. With a book by Marc O’Donnell, the story follows the fortunes of “pleasantly plump” Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad, who yearns to perform in the Corny Collins Dance Show.
Transformed overnight from outsider to teen celebrity, Tracy’s next mission is to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show.
The Broadway hit, directed by Jack O’Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, premiered at New York’s Neil Simon Theatre in 2002.