Hairspray – The West End arrives in South Croydon!
In early December, the West End came to South Croydon with a wonderful performance of Hairspray staged in Whitgift’s Big School. Backcombed beehives, styled kisscurls, and glittering costume all made this three night sell-out performance a huge hit.
With period glitz, nostalgic glamour and toe-tapping numbers the cast, production team and band transported the audience back to 1960s downtown Baltimore. The musical (a record-setter which won the 2003 Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Musical for Marc Shaiman) follows teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream of hitting the bigtime dancing on The Corny Collins Show amidst a backdrop of racial segregation and elitism. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, leading to social change as Tracy campaigns for the show’s integration.
A big thank you to all those who pulled this production together and congratulations to whole team, including the girls from Old Palace of John Whitgift and WAVPA, Whitgift’s Saturday Performing Arts School.