The West End cast of Hairspray The Musical will appear on ITV series Britain’s Got Talent this weekend.
The high-profile performance on the top rated family entertainment show will give the general public a a chances to see the West End cast live before they take to the stage at the London Coliseum next year.
The show features musical theatre favourite Michael Ball dragging it up as Edna Turnblad with Paul Merton (Have I Got News For You)as Edna’s husband, Wilbur, Rita Simons (Eastenders) playing Velma Von Tussle, Marisha Wallace (Waitress, Dreamgirls) playing Motormouth and Lizzie Bea as Tracy Turnblad.
Directed by Jack O’Brien with choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), the show is set in 1960’s Baltimore and follows Tracy Turnblad, an over-weight girl with big hair as she attempts to make it on a local TV dance show and win the heart of teen heartthrob Link Larkin.
An inspirational, fun-loving and fabulously uplifting musical the score features much loved songs “Good Morning, Baltimore”, “Big, Blonde and Beautiful” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat”.
The cast will be performing on Saturday 27 September from 8pm.
Hairspray The Musical will now run from 22 April 2021 until 29 August 2021 at the London Coliseum.