Hairspray was the hit musical of last year, winning several Laurence Olivier Awards and bringing a smile to the faces of curmudgeonly critics everywhere. In this most heartwarming of musicals, it is even fun playing the baddie, says new cast member Zoe Rainey.
Theatre fans who fancy helping to select 2009’s best work and seeing a year’s worth of free productions in the process, have just two weeks left to apply to be Laurence Olivier Awards judges. Applications close on 28 November.
A stage bathed in lurid pink and lime green light, heart-pounding dance music and a backdrop which mixes a rural scene with images of teenage life, immediately shout youth as the audience enters the Bush theatre...
Following Footsbarn’s brief stay at Shakespeare’s Globe this summer with A Shakespeare Party – its first London appearance in 17 years – the travelling theatre company returns to the capital, pitching its tent in Victoria Park to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream.