Wednesday, 6 April 2016

REVIEW: Hairspray the Musical at MK Theatre

Hairspray the Musical Review

This brand new production of the smash hit musical comedy, Hairspray, completely lived up to my high expectations! The Hairspray film came out in 1998 and the first musical followed in its footsteps in 2002, having now been performed hundreds of times in theatres all over the country.

Set in 1960s Baltimore, main character Tracy Turnblad is on a mission to dance and sing her way onto national TV show, The Corny Collins Show. This is a proper feel-good, energised show that made the audience dance, sing and clap a lot! Freya Sutton, who played Tracy Turnblad, is such a comedic, funny actress but one who is really convincing and loveable from the very start. She is optimistic, positive, and completely determined to dance on the famous Corny Collins show! Having already played the role of Tracy Turnblad in the previous UK tour of Hairspray, it shows that she knows the production inside out!

Another fantastic, stand-out performance came from Brenda Edwards, who is a British actress and singer of The X Factor fame. She was so suited to the role and you can tell she is really experienced with what she does. The show also stars Claire Sweeney and Blue Peter’s Peter Duncan.

The Musical’s dancing and singing was fantastic and obviously well-rehearsed. Songs include Good Morning Baltimore, It Takes Two, The Big Dollhouse and Without Love, all of which were perfectly sung and performed. 

The set and costumes, like the performance, were extravagant and detailed, making the production a joy to watch!

Running from: Monday 4th April – Saturday 9th April
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