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Musical with not a hair out of place.

Review Band: Hairspray by Huddersfield Musical Theatre Company Venue: Lawrence Batley Theatre Review: David Lockwood DIRECTOR Michael Hellawell's wellgroomed production was both bright, brash and at times quite brilliant.

The show positively bristled, complemented by choreographer Adele Taylor's excellent razor-sharp routines. Almost across the board the cast was packed with talented performers.

Suze Trim gave a terrific performance as central character Tracy Turnblad, while Hugh Raine was polished to perfection. Rob Pogson teased every little nuance out of the comedy as Tracey's mother Edna, as did Craig Squance as father Wilbur and Danielle Williams was delightfully dizzy as the scatterbrained Penny Pingleton.

Newcomer George Griffiths impressed as the love interest Link Larkin, and there was solid support elsewhere from the experienced Adrian Russell, Hayley Taylor and Rebecca Cawthra, along with a nice little cameo from youngster Tia Mills as Little Inez, with further backing from Bernadette Baptiste and Samantha Griffiths.

A great team of dancers, council members and dynamites ensured this Hairspray was a guaranteed hit and one Huddersfield Theatre Company can feel very proud of themselves with.


Appearing in |Huddersfield Musical Theatre Company's production of Hairspray are, from left, Suze Trim as Tracy Turnblad, Adrian Russell as Seaweed, Rebecca Cawthra as Amber Von Tussle and George Griffiths as Link Larkin

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Nov 10, 2015
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