Big hair and dancing as young put on production of Hairspray

Hairspray the Musical is coming to  Rudolf Steiner School in Kings Langley. PNL-140108-135012001
Hairspray the Musical is coming to Rudolf Steiner School in Kings Langley. PNL-140108-135012001

A theatre training group is bringing a hit West End musical to the stage in Kings Langley.

With an all youth cast Vivo D’Arte - a theatre arts training group - is bringing the bubbly musical to life at The Theatre within Rudolf Steiner School.

Dan Cowtan, Amy Dunstall and Jo Penniston, who make up the Vivo D’Arte theatre arts training group, will be producing the musical.

Artistic director Amy sadi: “Although Hairspray is a big all singing, all dancing show it has got a very good storyline about equalities between races and treating people equally regardless of what they look like.”

The trio set up the theatre group, which operates in Herts and Bucks, two years ago with the help of supporters to give youngsters an opportunity to learn skills and perform higher West End shows.

Those that take part are trained in drama, singing and dance while they rehearse for the show.

Jo said: “We felt there was a need for something that would take theatre a bit more seriously and give people the chance to perform at a higher level.

“Dan is the driving force behind this and is very good at identifying people who have talent but who haven’t come from a musical background.”

The group began with the ambitious Les Miserables two years ago and since then have put on Noah, 13 The Musical and Phantom of the Opera.

Hairspray, being staged from August 14 to 16, has a talented young cast aged between 14 and 28 years old.

Many of the cast attend leading music, musical theatre and acting colleges.

Tickets cost £14 or £12 concessions with shows at 7.30pm on August 14, 15 and 16, with a 2.30pm matinee performance on the Saturday.

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