Thursday 26 March, FRIDAY 27 MARCH, SATURDAY 28 MARCH - 7pm

Selwood Academy presents

Hairspray Jr

The story follows Tracy Turnblad, a full-figured girl with full-figured hair and a big heart, who has only one passion – to dance.

When her determination and rock ‘n roll moves land her a spot on a local television dance program, “The Corny Collins Show,” she is transformed from an outsider to an irrepressible teen celebrity. This trendsetter in dance and fashion uses her fame to win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, challenge the program’s reigning princess Amber, and rally against racial segregation… all without denting her ’do.

With a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman, Hairspray Jr is based on the 1988 New Line Cinema film written /directed by John Waters, which inspired the “bouffant” Broadway production which ran for over 2,500 performances and won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. New Line Cinema released a film adaptation of the stage version, starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, and Queen Latifah.

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Tickets: Adults £10.50, Concessions £7.50
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Recommended all ages

Running time: 1 hr 15 mins plus interval