Hairspray - 2013

From the moment the curtains opened, the audience knew they were in for a high-energy, toe-tapping treat from Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.

A double-cast enabled a junior and senior school portrayal of the lead roles in the Broadway smash, Hairspray. The fast-paced plot explored the issues of racism and body-image in 1960s Baltimore in an uplifting and refreshing way.   There were break-out performances from the lead characters over the four nights of sell-out performances with each ensemble bringing something new to the parts. Directed by Timothy Clegg with Mario Conway as Musical Director, Amanda Poyner as Producer and choreographed by Rhyan Parry, the performances received standing ovations for the sheer exuberance of the singers and dancers.  On a cold wet night, Hairspray was just the tonic!