Young talents from across Dubai are set to star in Spotlight Academy @ DUCTACâ€™s production of the acclaimed London West End musical Hairspray when it begins on July 13. The show will go on till July 17 at the Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates. Show timings are 7:30pm with additional shows on July 16th and 17th at 2:30pm.
Olivier award winning actress Leanne Jones, who was part of the showâ€™s Original London Cast and took on the critically acclaimed role of Tracy Turnblad, worked for weeks to help local Dubai students learn, prepare, rehearse and perform in the local production.
She was joined by fellow Hairspray Original London Cast member Terel Nugent who will reprise his role of Seaweed J Stubbs, Stephen Mcglynn (Burt in Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!) who will play Wilbur Turnblad and Antony Stuart-Hicks (Wizard of Oz) who will play Edna Turnblad.
Auditions for the show took place in May with the successful performers taking part in two weeks of intensive theatre workshops and rehearsals with some of the UKâ€™s top creative talent.
Performances run from Tuesday 13 â€“ Saturday 17 July at the Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates. See www.hairspraydubai.com or www.ductac.org for further details