Local companies support theatre group

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Aboyne hairdressing salons and other businesses have rallied round to support local youth theatre group DYMT in its latest production - the lively pop- musical, Hairspray.

This lavish production of 1960s song and dance requires the hire of dramatic costumes and authentic wigs, so local businesses have agreed to help with the cost of production by sponsoring a wig.

Local sponsors include: Blondeze hairdressers, Millionhairs, Myloka hairdressers, The Corner House, Chap Construction, Riverside Garage in Ballater, Miller Plan and the Victoria Tea Rooms, Dinnet.

Set in 1962 Baltimore, the production follows overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad‘s obsession with local TV dance programme, The Corny Collins Show. She battles with sizeism and racial segregation to dance her way to stardom, and finds a way to integrate the show despite the bigotry of the TV station’s owners.

The role of larger than life heroine ‘Edna Turnblad’is taken on by home-grown comic hero Rory Beaton, who delighted local audiences as Fat Sam in Bugsy Malone.

With dancing, lively songs, comic scenes and dramatic costumes, this is a show expected to delight the whole family.

Deeside Youth Musical Theatre draws its performers from local youngsters aged 10 to 16 years and produces a dynamic high-quality performance under the expert leadership of well-known local director, Nan Keen.

Performances take place at the Mid Deeside Community Centre, Aboyne, at 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets are now available from the Community Centre, Aboyne, priced at £8 for adults and £6 for children and concessions.