Film Screening


Let your hair down at this free screening of the original 1988 version of Hairspray, the oddball teen dance drama directed by John Waters.

Featuring Divine, Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono and Debbie Harry, this musical comedy set in 1960s Baltimore tells the tale of teenager Tracy Turnblad and how her dreams come true when she becomes the newest star on a television dance programme.

Tracy, played by Ricki Lake, finds herself the focus of some dirty tricks at the hands of rival Amber Von Tussle and her pushy parents – but Tracy is more concerned with her campaign against racial segregation.

Bring a blanket and cushion and get comfortable while you watch. You can even power the movie yourself on one of the bikes provided by Electric Pedals.

Dates & times

8 Aug 2018
Approximate run time: 90 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall
Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hall



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Event information
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