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Hairspray at Kilworth House Theatre in Rehearsals

'The Nicest Kids In Town' are back as the gorgeous Kilworth House Theatre prepares for a new production of Hairspray which runs from 27th June until 6th August 2023.

The feel-good musical will be directed and choreographed by Lee Proud and is set to fill the Leicestershire venue with joy, heart and movement over the summer.

The cast of Hairspray. Photo by John Fox

Leading the cast is Charlotte-Hannah Jones as Tracy Turnblad, Michael J Batchelor as Edna Turnblad, Steven Serlin as Wilbur Turnblad, Jenny Gayner as Velma Von Tussle, Holly Willock as Amber Von Tussle, Alex Lodge as Link Larkin, Nay-Nay as Seaweed J Stubbs, Ayesha Maynard as Motormouth Maybelle, Liam Doyle as Corny Collins and Biancha Szynal as Penny Pingleton.

Joining them will be Jessica Niles as Dynamite 1, M-Jae Cleopatra Isaac as Dynamite 2, Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli as Dynamite 3, Eva Phillips as Little Inez / Ensemble, Catherine Morris as Female Authority Figure and Daniel Page as Male Authority Figure.

Michael J Batchelor (Edna Turnblad) and Ayesha Maynard (Motormouth Maybelle). Photo by John Fox

Completing the cast are Emma Hunter as Lou-Ann / Dance Captain, Ann-Marie Craine as Brenda, Madeleine Hargrave as Tammy, Toby Shellard as Brad, Isaac J Lewis as Sketch, George Lyons as Fender, Luke Buck Duane as Luke Buck.

The cast are currently in rehearsals ahead of the opening performance on Tuesday 27th June. Enjoy a look into the rehearsal room with photos taken by John Fox at Dance Attic during the second week in London.

Biancha Szynal (Penny) and Catherine Morris (Prudy). Photo by John Fox.
Charlotte-Hannah Jones (Tracy Turnblad) (centre) and the cast of Hairspray. Photo by John Fox.

Ayesha Maynard (Motormouth Maybelle) and Charlotte-Hannah Jones (Tracy Turnblad). Photo by John Fox

Holly Willock (Amber Von Tussle) and Jenny Gayner (Velma Von Tussle) and the cast of Hairspray. Photo by John Fox

Ayesha Maynard (Motormouth Maybelle). Photo by John Fox

Jenny Gayner (Velma Von Tussle). Photo by John Fox

The cast of Hairspray. Photo by John Fox

Hairspray runs at Kilworth House Theatre from Tuesday 27th June until Sunday 6th August. Tickets are available from

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