Backstage at Hairspray the Musical

Claire Simmo off the wireless has joined The Guide Liverpool team to bring you her A-Z of Family Fun in Liverpool. Last week she was at The Albert Dock, this week it’s all about the letter B…..


B for Baltimore……..obviously! The famous American town has arrived in Liverpool and with it comes a whole lot of lacquer as Hairspray the musical takes to the stage at the Liverpool Empire running until Saturday night. The perfect thing to do with all for the family and the perfect letter B for Simmo’s A-Z.

It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!

Claire Sweeney (Velma Von Tussle) in Hairspray. Credit Ellie Kurttz.jpg

If you fancy a good old dance and sing song then this is the show for you, plus Liverpool’s own Claire Sweeney stars as Velma Von Tussle.

We sent our very own Edna Turnblad, Claire Simmo down to meet the cast and find out more as she continues her A-Z of family fun in Liverpool.  

Watch the video right here and spread the word, Hairspray is in town!


The cast of Hairspray. Credit Ellie Kurttz.jpg

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