Review: Hairspray the Musical

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Here’s how we got on at the all-singing, all-dancing show…  


Our lovely team member Noelle Kelly went to see Hairspray the musical recently and would absolutely recommended it to a friend. 


“I loved the movie but was not sure what to expect from the musical but I had a smile on my face for the whole time. This is a real feel good musical with some lessons we could still learn today about inclusion no matter colour, race or religion.

“Set in Baltimore in the 1960 this is a musical about a young girl who is following her dreams to dance on national TV. This makes here a star and soon she finds herself in the middle of segregation issues and  fights for equality on the dance floor and of course she falls in love with the TV dance heartthrob ‘Link Larkin’ on the way.

“The performances are very strong and some of the songs made the hairs on the back of my neck stand out.  Shak Gabbidon-Williams who plays ‘Seaweed’, sings and dances out of his skin while Brenda Edwards who plays ‘Motormouth’ his mum, gives a phenomenal performance in Big Blond and Beautiful and gives Queen Latifah a run for her money, she has a powerhouse of a voice.

“Tracy’s mum and dad played by Matt Rixon and Graham McDuff, bounce off each other brilliantly during the performance of You’re Timeless to Me, and had the audience in tears along with themselves, they are great fun.

“Sing along with all the tunes, it’s jam packed with all the hits, You Can’t Stop the Beat, I Can Hear the Bells and It Takes Two.

“An evening of full entertainment for all the family where you can look forward to singing dancing and being fulling entertained. Prepare to have a smile on your face and the songs in your head for days.

“If you get a chance go see it…. do and enjoy!”



Hairspray plays the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from July 9-14. For more information and tickets see