‘Hair’ we go for a cracking show

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REVIEW: HAIRSPRAY

By John Gleed School

Students, at the school

Students from the Sir John Gleed School in Spalding put on three performances of Hairspray last week.

The all-student cast and running team put on a highly professional show, which wouldn’t have been out of place on the West End stage.

Friday’s performance at the school was a sell-out, with several people being turned away.

However, all of the performances throughout the week were well attended and they all ended with standing ovations from the audience, following stunning, romantic finales delivered by the whole cast and led by Daniel Russell (Link Larkin) and Rebecca Braccialle (Tracy Turnblad).

The show is a 1960s classic, showcasing comedy, romance and the integration of black and white students in a local TV talent show.

The music is upbeat, racy and leaves the audience wanting to stand up and dance in the aisles.

The cast was wonderful but, in particular, Dominic Taylor (Edna Turnblad) and Andrew Tarplee (Corny Collins) both gave exciting and believable portrayals of their roles.

Fast paced and slick in its execution, a memorable performance was given by all leading roles, supported by an equally talented dancing troupe and chorus.