The smash hit musical stars Brenda Edwards, pictured, as Motormouth Maybelle
Edwards is riding high as Motormouth Maybelle
in the raucous touring musical Hairspray - coming to Llandudno's Venue Cymru at the end of April.
The show follows indefatigable Tracy as she champions the cause of racial integration with the help of Motormouth Maybelle
, the record shop owner who hosts the Negro Day programme.
A stand out performance in yesterday's dress rehearsal was that of Amber Akpo as Motormouth Maybelle
who appears late in the first half and steals the scene.
Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad and will be joined by Matt Rixon (The Ladykillers, Around the World in 80 Days) reprising his role as Edna Turnblad, musical theatre star Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) returning as Motormouth Maybelle
and Layton Williams (Bad Education, Rent) now starring as Seaweed.
Another part of the show that was in tune was the fabulous Motormouth Maybelle
There are some lovely performances from Layton Williams as Seaweed (you will be astounded by his backflips) and Annalise Liard-Bailey as Penny Pingleton but former X Factor contestant Brenda Edwards is the star of the show as Motormouth Maybelle
COULD you tell us about Motormouth Maybelle
and what attracted you to the role?
Jennifer Hudson is done playing Motormouth Maybelle
for NBC's live production of "Hairspray Live
We learned that Ariana will duet for the first time with Jennifer Hudson, who plays Motormouth Maybelle
When against all odds Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African-American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle
, the owner of a local record store.
Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad dreams of appearing on her local TV station's all-white music-and-dance programme, The Corny Collins Show, before launching plans to integrate Collins' show with its monthly all-black edition, hosted by Motormouth Maybelle