Fans of musical theatre have been well taken care of in lockdown by The Shows Must Go On, a new YouTube channel created by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Every Friday, the channel streams a beloved stage musical and keeps it free to watch for the following 48 hours, giving you a compelling and affordable entertainment option for the weekend.
The initiative started out by showing Webber’s own productions, but has recently expanded to include other theatre greats – including this week’s stream of Hairspray Live!, the musical based on John Waters’ 1988 film.
This particular production is truly star-studded, enlisting the talents of music legends Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande, as well as acclaimed theatre star Kristin Chenoweth.
Here’s how to watch Hairspray for free this weekend…
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How to watch Hairspray Live! for free online
Hairspray Live! will be streamed online via The Shows Must Go On. To watch live with thousands of other fans, simply go to the YouTube video below at 7pm BST on Friday 29th May.
The full show will be available free of charge for 48 hours after the initial stream.