Hairspray; The Burnley Mechanics

Rossendales Valley Academy is presenting Hairspray in Burnley. (s)

Rossendales Valley Academy is presenting Hairspray in Burnley. (s)

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Exploding on to stage in waves of colour is the hit musical, Hairspray.

Rossendale’s premier stage school, Valley Academy, is bringing the magic and madness of Broadway to Burnley next week.

Bursting with song and set to a spectacular scale, the show will star 85 young performers supported by a 10-piece live band.

“The cast has been rehearsing hard since September and the results speak for themselves,” said Valley Academy Principal and Director Grant Bromley. They are now putting the finishing touches to this ambitious production and promise their audience a great night out.

“Over the last four years, Valley Academy has secured a reputation for producing theatre of the highest standard with their productions of Grease in 2014, Les Miserables in 2015 and Starlight Express in 2016, all staged at the Burnley Mechanics Theatre.

“The Academy has enjoyed success in other projects this year, most recently at Burnley Music Festival, where its community choir, Valley Aloud, secured first place in both the adult choirs category and the pop, rock and gospel category.

“The adult group affiliated to the company also took home two gongs at this year’s National Operatic Dramatic Association’s North West awards, including Best Panto and Best Comedy Performance for their dame!

“Hairspray promises to be another success under their belt…don’t miss it!”

The show will be presented at The Burnley Mechanics from Tuesday to Saturday, beginning nightly at 7-30pm. There will also be a Saturday matinee at 2-30pm.

Tickets are priced at £13 for adults and £11 for concessions.

To book call the academy box office on 01706 600236 or contact the Burnley Mechanics on 01282 664400.

Both the adults and the children will return to the Mechanics in June with a new production of Lionel Bart’s classic, Oliver! Tickets are now on sale.