8th June 2016
In June, club members attended Hairspray the multi Tony Award winning musical based on the cult 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown”rhythm and blues. It ran for over 2,500 performances, averaging an unheard of 99% capacity, for the first two years of its Broadway run, and went on to numerous international tours. The London production was nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning for Best New Musical and in three other categories.
In 2007 Hairspray was released as a hugely successful movie.