Hairspray - August 9, 2008 (Shaftesbury Theatre, London))


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On August 9, 2008, I got to see the matinée performance of Hairspray, at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London

I have seen the movie (with John Travolta) and really liked it, so it was a lot of fun to get to see this musical live! My main reason for wanting to see it was Michael Ball though, since he's always been one of my favourite musical performers, and it was a real thrill to get see him live! He was really amazing, and actually very believable as the mom Edna Turnblad! Which really shows he is not only a great singer but a talented actor too.

Leanne Jones as the main character Tracy was also really great, and Ian Talbot who played her father was really funny!

Velma von Tussle was played by an alternate - Wendy Sommerville, who was really great! I liked her daughter (played by Rachel Wooding) a lot too! They made a great mother-daughter team.

This is a really funny musical (with a few serious moments too)!

Cast:

Edna Turnblad - Michael Ball
Wilbur Turnblad - Ian Talbot
Tracy Turnblad - Leanne Jones
Link Larkin - Ben James-Ellis
Velma von Tussle- Wendy Somerville
Inez - Natallie Best
Penny Pingleton - Jenii Hicks
Motormouth Maybelle - Johnnie Fiori
Seaweed J Stubbs - Adrian Hansel
Amber von Tussle - Rachael Wooding

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