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Stars of Hairspray musical in Bury given a ‘welcome to the 60’s’ by hairdressing students




Members of the cast of the forthcoming Irving Stage Company production of Hairspray having retro 1960's hairstyles created by Level 2 and level 3 hairdressing students at the West Suffolk College
Members of the cast of the forthcoming Irving Stage Company production of Hairspray having retro 1960's hairstyles created by Level 2 and level 3 hairdressing students at the West Suffolk College

Hairdressing students at West Suffolk College have given the stars of a local theatre company’s latest production a stylish ‘welcome to the 60’s’.

They put their beehive skills to the test - back combing and setting the tresses - for cast members of the Irving Stage Company who will stage feel-good musical Hairspray at The Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds next week.

Marnie Randall, subject area manager at the college, said: “This is a great opportunity for our level 2 hairdressing students to take on a challenge and gain experience, creating hairstyles that are recognisably from the early 1960s, and that will look great on the stage.”

Hairspray is the joyful story of a plump teenager who dances her way to fame, love and overturn prejudices and injustice along the way in 1960s Baltimore.

Nicola Platt-Nolan, a teacher from Stowmarket, plays the lead role of Tracy Turnblad, the teen who loves her beehive, dancing and a boy called Link while longing to perform on the Corny Collins Show.

It is a family affair for Andy Cunnell who plays Tracy’s father Wilbur as his sons Max and Joe play the lead role of Link and appear as a dancer respectively.

The show runs from Tuesday, March 24 to Saturday, March 28. For tickets call 01284 769505 or visit www.theatreroyal.org



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