Lucy Benjamin in Hairspray

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Lucy Benjamin in Hairspray#1
Posted: 2/19/13 at 2:52am
Anybody seen it yet? how is she? how does she compare to Gillian Kirkpatrick who did the last leg of the tour?
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Lucy Benjamin in Hairspray#2
Posted: 2/23/13 at 4:39pm
She's different to Gillian, but she is very good. She nails the nasty bits, but also has a few comedic moments too which worked well - especially her reaction to being made president of Ultraglow, that was hilarious.

This tour I'd say is as strong as the last tour - only difference I could see was Motormouth now has a new wig for YCSTB which looked great. I was very impressed with the whole production.
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Lucy Benjamin in Hairspray#2
Posted: 2/23/13 at 8:09pm
How is Mark Benton? I love him in Waterloo Road,(Alright......guilty pleasure)!
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Lucy Benjamin in Hairspray#3
Posted: 2/24/13 at 4:28am
Not as feminine as Michael Starke or Michael Ball - but it still worked, and he had some very funny moments. He's a surprisingly good singer, none of the songs had to be transposed down for him to sing them.
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Lucy Benjamin in Hairspray#4
Posted: 2/27/13 at 8:41am
Motormouth has a new wig? what does it look like? normally she has the feathered wig that depending on the version either looks wonderful and fluffy or flat and messy! LOL
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Lucy Benjamin in Hairspray#5
Posted: 2/27/13 at 11:53am
You can see it at the bottom of this picture (though it looked better than this when I saw the show):


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