Local drama group to hit the stage with ‘Hairspray’

sBig music, big comedy and big hair - it can only mean one thing...Hairspray!

Local theatre group, Ballywillan will be performing this hit show from Thursday , January 15 to Saturday, January 31.

Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with a big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to follow her extraordinary dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy she loves.

The seventy-five strong cast has been rehearsing for four months learning the show’s twenty-six musical numbers.

This has necessitated employing the services of a second choreographer, Victoria Lagan, to share the load with Company Choreographer, Sharon Logan. Musical Director, Eric Boyd, Assistant Musical Director, Andrew Robinson and Artistic Director, Brian Logan, complete the main production team.

Heading the cast is Megan Cunning who stars as Tracy Turnblad.

Alan McClarty stars as Edna Turnblad, Tracy’s mother – Alan has secretly enjoyed tottering about in size 8 high heels during the rehearsals!

David Mullan, Adam Goudy, Maxine McAleenon, Louise McClarty, Laura Fisher and Richard Mairs complete the principal line-up.

This is a show that simply cannot be missed.

Booking is open now, you can book ticket by calling the box office on 028 70 123 123 or online booking is also available via www.riversidetheatre.org.uk.

Also coming up this month at the Coleraine theatre..

The BBC’s Million Dollar Mentalist David Meade is taking to the stage hot on the heels of his groundbreaking USA Tv Special which saw him beat all the odds and become the first mentalist ever to crack a Las Vegas Casino.

He’ll be at the Riverside on February 7.

In this, his most ambitious show yet, he reveals private PIN numbers, detects lies, reveals secret thoughts, and influences those around him with seemingly inexplicable results! Do you think you have what it takes to outsmart a mentalist? Then bring your game face as David is offering £1000 to anyone in the audience who can lie to him successfully!