Ripon Youth’s new show Hairspray - plus single!

Members of Ripon Youth Theatre.
Members of Ripon Youth Theatre.

Members of the award winning Ripon Youth Theatre are set to perform hit musical, Hairspray - and are also involved in an exciting new Tour de France recording.

A success on Broadway, the West End and the big screen, Hairspray is set in 1960s Baltimore where big hair and the Corny Collins dance show are all the rage.

The show is full of energetic numbers such as The Nicest Kids in Town and You Can’t Stop the Beat.

As well as rehearsing for Hairspray, members of Ripon Youth Theatre have been preparing to welcome the Tour de France to Yorkshire and recently took part in recording a single with renowned opera singer Rebecca Newman.

Rebecca’s single Heroes to the World features over 1000 voices from Yorkshire and will be released in time for the Grand Depart on July 5 with the aim of entering the official chart.

Hairspray runs at Outwood Academy in Ripon from July 2-4.

Tickets are available at Alan’s Gallery Ripon, Pomp & Circumstance Harrogate or by emailing

For details of how you can purchase the single and help make it a Top 40 hit, please visit or