In Hairspray, it's 1962, the '50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore's Tracey Turnblad, a girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion - to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance programme, 'The Corny Collins Show' and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the programme's reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her 'do? Only in Hairspray! Welcome to the '60s!
Hairspray focuses on race relations in Baltimore during the 1960s and highlights the segregation of day-to-day activities, entertainment and pop culture that existed. It is not representational of Regent High School, UCL Academy or UCLU.
This year's school production, Hairspray, directed by students from UCL and starring students from Regent High School and the UCL Academy, will be performed in the Theatre on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th March, at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £2 for students, and £4 for adults and are available from reception.