December's birthday experience was another trip to the Edinburgh Playhouse, this time a trip back to the sixties to see the musical Hairspray. I had seen both film versions of Hairspray and loved John Travolta as Edna Turnblad in the most recent film. We were lucky enough to see Michael Ball as Tracey's Mum (Edna Turblad) and 'Monkee' Mickey Dolenz as Tracey's Dad and proprietor of the Har-de-har joke shop.
The whole show was amazing - I love the music but also thought that the show was well staged and both michael and Mickey were amazing. There was no 'weak character' in the whole show and the actress playing Tracey was just fantastic. The colour and energy of the show was uplifting and by the end everyone was on their feet singing along. What a great night 10/10!!