19th-23rd March 2024 @The Epsom Playhouse

Directed by Sarah Morrisson

M.D: Steven Geraghty

Choreographer: TBC

Hairspray is a musical with music by Mark Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman, and the book by Mark O’Donnel and Thomas Meeham. Based off the Hairspray (1988 film) by John Walters, the songs include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, Tracy Turnblads dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, based off the real-life Buddy Dean show. When Tracy wins the role on the show, she becomes a overnight celebrity, and meets a colorful array of unique characters. Then she launches a campaign to integrate the show and change history. Hairspray is known to be a social commentary on injustices of parts on the American society.

The musical’s original Broadway production opened on August 15, 2002.

In 2003 it won eight Tony Awards out of 13 nominations. It ran over 2,500 performances and closed on January 4, 2009. Hairspray has also had some national tours, a London West End production, and numerous foreign productions and was adapted as a 2007 musical film. The London production was nominated for a record-setting eleven Lance Oliver Awards, winning for Best New Musical and in three other categories.


Nativity-The Musical

5-9th November 2024 @The Epsom Playhouse

Directed by Darren Flick

M.D: Steven Geraghty

Choreography: Lisa Allen

Nativity! The Musical is a stage musical based on the 2009 film of the same name.

The musical follows a Coventry based primary school, St Bernadette’s, where teacher Mr Maddens and his assistant, Mr Poppy mount a musical version of the nativity with the students, promising it will be adapted into a Hollywood movie. The musical features songs from the film including “Sparkle and Shine”, “Nazareth”, “One Night One Moment” and “She’s The Brightest Star”.