Milton Keynes Theatre pumped up the volume and the feel-good factor for the opening night of Hairspray The Musical


It’s morning! But I bet you don’t do mornings like Tracy Turnblad (above). She is a school girl who knows exactly what she wants and is ready to get up and shake Baltimore by the balls to get it.

And while Tracy was warming up to sing Good Morning Baltimore, I arrived at my favourite place to say Good Evening Milton Keynes Theatre!

This is the opening night of a week-long stop on the Hairspray UK Tour which is in Milton Keynes (Monday 29 November – Saturday 4 December).

Katie Brace as Tracy Turnblad and Alex Bourne as Tracy’s mother Edna Turnblad (both pictured above) were fab! 👏🏼

There was a few cast changes, I thought Paul Hutton and Zoë Heighton were both extremely impressive in their roles. 👏🏼

Whilst its got feel-goods by the bagload, Hairspray also covers some serious topics, including race segregation in the 60’s US and fat-phobia.

Two topics that even after fast forwarding to the present day are still needing a space at the table to be discussed, to be challenged and accepted!

Hairspray The Musical is like the perfect hair ‘do that makes you feel like you can change the world.

It might be set in the 60’s but that kind of look never goes out of style.

Tickets were kindly gifted by Milton Keynes Theatre but they don’t have any control over what I post, or say about the performance – that’s all me! Thank you for your support. 🖤