Portsmouth’s best things to do on Wednesday and Thursday

Russell Grant with all the cast and characters of Hairspray in The Barn, Milton Park, Portsmouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Russell Grant with all the cast and characters of Hairspray in The Barn, Milton Park, Portsmouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman
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Here are our top picks. 

MUSICAL: Starring Russell Grant and Mark Read, transport yourself back to the 1960s with Hairspray the Musical. Ticket prices vary. The Gaiety Bar, Southsea, Wednesday, 7.30pm. 

GIG: The ex-Soft Boys frontman returns to the stage to perform tracks from his vast back catalogue and 2017 self-titled album. Tickets £16. Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea, Wednesday, 7.30pm. 

FILM: Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is the official documentary about comedian Frank Sidebottom and the life of his hidden creator Chris Sievey. No6 Cinema, Portsmouth Dockyard, Thursday, 7pm. 

THEATRE: Orphan Annie is forced to live a life of misery. Her luck changes when she meets billionaire Oliver Warbucks. But spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas. Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Wednesday, 7.30pm. 

CONCERT: Enjoy a selection of ensemble recitals by musicians from Portsmouth High School for Girls. Free admission but post-recital donations welcomed. Portsmouth Cathedral, Thursday, 1.10pm. 

TALK: Author Marion Shoard presents a talk called How To Handle Later Life. She will give tips on how to deal with life after retirement. Southsea Library, Palmerston Road, Thursday, 3-4.30pm.