Hey everyone, today’s blog post is about my trip to see Hairspray the musical back in the Summer of this year. I had been wanting to see this for a while so Mum and I decided to book tickets for August well in advance as it was a popular show. It turned out to be quite a strange day as sadly my godmother passed away in July and her funeral ended up being the same day. We didn’t want to cancel as we had already paid for the tickets and we both still wanted to see it. However, we both weren’t fully there mentally or physically so if it comes to the West End again I would like to see it again.
We managed to get back into London at around 16:00 pm which meant that we were able to grab some food before the show. We opted for a Shake Shack burger as it was close by and was convenient for us both. The show didn’t start until around 19:00 pm but we got to the theatre at around 18:30 pm so that we could get any drinks or snacks that we wanted as well as find our seats in good time.
We paid £40 for our tickets as we were right at the back of the upper circle. The view wasn’t bad but it wasn’t the best as you had the ceiling from the circle above which overhung. I liked that there was no one behind us as it made me feel a bit more comfortable however, some quite tall people sat in front of us so I had to move a bit to be able to see the show.
The show itself was absolutely amazing I have always loved the film Hairspray so I was very familiar with the storyline. The whole cast was so talented and the costumes were incredible. The main characters were played by Michael Ball, Les Dennis, & Rita Simons who are all well-known celebrities. Michael played Tracy’s mum and Les played Tracy’s dad and the two of them together were hilarious and made the whole crowd laugh.
I, of course, had to get a programme as I like to collect them from all of the theatre shows that I have been to. During the interval I also had to get an ice cream which is another theatre tradition for me. Despite the sad circumstances we both really enjoyed watching it and we are glad that we went as it added some happiness to a very sad day. We both laughed and cried at the show as it was really spectacular.