Crack out the teasing comb and a fresh can of hairspray for this recently restored cult classic that pops with ’60s kitsch, signature John Waters wit and the grooviest moves!
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It’s the heyday of hairdos, Baltimore 1962, and Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) is desperate for a spot on the local teen dance show. Her successful audition ousts fan favourite and spoiled brat Amber, whose pushy stage parents (Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono) plot revenge. Meanwhile, with her friends and parents (Divine, Jerry Stiller), Tracy uses her newfound fame to rail against racial segregation on the show, causing chaos in the community, bordering on hysteria. Hairspray may appear a more mainstream offering from Waters, but this parody of teen and social-issues is underpinned by wickedly funny, subversive messages. Soak up the kitsch costumes, hoppin’ soundtrack and performances that drip with camp delight!
Use the code PLAYWAVESFF2023 on the SFF website to redeem your discounted Playwave price of $15/ticket + booking fee.
Please note that the discount excludes Opening & Closing Night, special events and talks.