The leading cast vary depending on where you see the show but in Sunderland where i saw it, Les Dennis played the part of Wilbur Turnblad and Michael Starke played the part of Edna Turnblad (previously played by Michael Ball and Brian Conley). We actually got the opportunity to meet the cast afterwards and we chatted with Les Dennis and Michael Starke and had our photos taken with them. They were both really lovely but Michael Starke more so than the others as he really spent a long time chatting to us all.
Hairspray is such a fab musical, i would urge all of you to see it. Tickets are a little pricey but they are completely worth the money. It is a show all the family can enjoy. There is literally something for everyone from the songs, to the hair and make up (which is absolutely amazing, big and backcombed, just how i like it!) to the dancing and acting.
My boyfriend was even dancing and clapping along to my favourite song 'You Cant Stop The Beat' at the end of the show. Its not my birthday until the 26th but I'm hoping to get the DVD now.... hint hint!
Have any of you been to see Hairspray? What did you think of the show?