Former X Factor contestant Brenda Edwards is also on hand to raise the roof as Motormouth Maybelle
The other main characters are Wilbur turnblad (Paul Outterside), Link Larkin t (Jamie Howes), Corny Collins (Kevin Rhodes), seaweed (Quentin Whitaker), Penny Pingleton (ellen Lilley), Velma Van tustle ( Leanne Harri(Leanne Harrit -son), Amber Van tustle (Hannah t elliott), Little Inez (Bridget Grant) and Motormouth Maybelle
Andiel Brown, of University of Oregon gospel-singing fame, will be Seaweed, and Jennifer Scurlock is Motormouth Maybelle
He will be joined by Huddersfield area performers Francine Graham, making her debut as Motormouth Maybelle
with Halifax Amateur Operatic Society, and Danielle Williams as Amber von Tussle T (inset).
Meanwhile, Lucy Benjamin played the evil Velma Von Tussle with great conviction with the added humour needed for the character, while Sandra Marvin wowed the audience with her powerful singing voice as Motormouth Maybelle
But with Benton 'giving it large' as Edna throughout and sassy Sandra Marvin virtually bringing the house down in the second half when the mighty Motormouth Maybelle
belts out I Know Where I've Been, Hairspray ends up not so much with 'the motion of the ocean' as the splitting of the atom.
There were also two outstanding performances from lesser knowns Sandra Marvin and Lauren Hood as Motormouth Maybelle
and Penny Pingleton.
They are joined by newcomer Freya Sutton as Tracy Turnblad and original West End cast member Sandra Marvin, as Motormouth Maybelle
She starred in Neil Meron and Craig Zadan's Hairspray playing Motormouth Maybelle
and was also seen in the film Mad Money playing opposite Diane Keaton and Katie Holmes.
However, Sandra Marvin just about tops the comedy with her wondrous warbling as Motormouth Maybelle
Of particular note are locals Janine Bensouda Zack, who takes on the larger-than-life role of Motormouth Maybelle
, and Kate Hargreaves, a teenage student from Abu Dhabi who plays Tracy's best friend, Penny Pinkleton.
Sandra Marvin showcases her incredible voice as Motormouth Maybelle
but, for me, even she couldn't top the fantastic duet between Edna and Wilbur Turnblad, sensitively played by Les Dennis.