Saturday, April 17, 2010

17 04 2010

With the flying ban still in place across the UK the only evidence of flight today were the many hot air balloons flying above the Monmouthshire countryside today, again there is no sign of any passenger jet vapour trails. The Harrington family were up and on the road early as we headed to the Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff to attend a matinee performance of Hairspray which has begun its UK tour in Cardiff and will be here until April 24th.
The WMC looked glorious in the clear blue skies, and this was just the start as the cast of the show fizzed and sparkled on stage in this scintillating performance of the show headlined the West End originator of Edna Turnblad the inimitable Mr Michael Ball. Michael was joined by Les Dennis as Wilbur Turnblad and a truly excellent supporting cast for this tour. It was indeed the scenes with Ball and Dennis which brought the house to its feet this afternoon...... the best day that we have had at a musical theatre performance for may a year, needless to say everyone was on their feet at the end.
The experience was enhanced by the cast coming out front of house to meet and greet with their audience, this was a fantastic gesture to an adoring public. Thank you Michael and the cast.
Michael Ball meets the public following the show

Our programme signed by Michael Ball, Les Dennis and Liam Doyle (Link Larkin)

** Update - fabulous 'fish-eye' shot of MB by Mrs Ddraig-Goch taken on 17 April 2010

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