Take a trip back to the swinging 60s

Cast members from Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company's production of Hairspray. Pictured are  Alima Khan (top), Jenny Daniels (centre, left)), Michael Kadenge and (front), Persia Ordo�ez.
Cast members from Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company's production of Hairspray. Pictured are Alima Khan (top), Jenny Daniels (centre, left)), Michael Kadenge and (front), Persia Ordo�ez.

There’s still time to catch lively show Hairspray the Musical at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre this week.

Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company are performing the show each night this week up to and including Saturday.

Set in 1962 Baltimore, USA, the film follows teenager Tracy Turnblad as she pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation.

The show’s musical numbers, mainly 1960s-style dance music and rhythm and blues, have been specially written for the show by American team Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman.

It tells the story of Tracy, who is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show.

Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over Link Larkin, much to Tracy’s mother Edna’s dismay.

After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next person on the programme.

With the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy makes it on the show but then decides that it is not fair that the black children can only dance on the Corny Collins Show once a month.

With the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father and 
Edna, she decides to do something about it!

The talented Fylde coast cast includes Jenny Daniels as Tracy Turnblad, Michael Kadenge as Seaweed, Alima Khan as Motormouth Maybelle and Persia Ordoñez as Little Inez.

The show is based upon the original 1988 John Waters film Hairspray, which was re-made in 2007 and became a major hit.

Show times are 7.30pm each night and there is an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday.

Tickets cost £17.50 to £19.50 (adults), £16.50 for senior citizens and £13.50 for children (under 18s).

Phone the box office on (01253) 290190.