Welcome to the Sixties - feel-good musical Hairspray is coming to Bucks later this year.

The smash-hit musical comedy Hairspray is returning to the stage, with a performance at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre from October 5 to 10.

It’s Baltimore, 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV.

Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality on The Corny Collins Show - bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.

Hairspray is a musical based on the 1988 film of the same name which starred Divine and Ricki Lake by cult filmmaker John Waters.

With music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray originally opened to rave reviews on Broadway in 2002 and subsequently won eight Tony Awards.

The production opened in London at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2007 and won four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Performance in a Supporting Role.

Following the musical’s phenomenal success on stage across the world - opening in places like South Africa, Japan, South Korea, China and Dubai - a film of the musical was released in 2007 which starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes and James Marsden.

Grease star John Travolta took on the larger than life character of Tracy’s mum Edna Turnblad, who runs a laundry business from home and is not keen on going out of the house.

The cast has not yet been announced, but the production features iconic music and lyrics by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Expect to hear hit songs including Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.

Previous shows have received rave reviews. The Observer said it was “as light and bouncy as a bubble of gum”, The Stage said it was a “wonderfully fresh and vivid production”, while The Stage said it presented a “near perfect balance of book and music, celebrating mankind’s capacity for change and acceptance”.

The hit tour will be taking in venues across the country including Manchester’s Palace Theatre, Blackpool Winter Gardens, Bristol Hippodrome and Brighton’s Theatre Royal.

The musical comes to the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre in Exchange Street, Aylesbury, from Monday, October 5, to Saturday, October 10, with showings at 7.30pm Monday to Saturday and shows at 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday.

Get your tickets online in advance now by going to www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury.