From dreams to drag to star role – Fiona Scott-Norman

We rarely grow up to be what we aspired to as three-year-olds; otherwise the world would be crammed with astronauts and fairies, and no one to do their taxes. However, some kids are more focused than others. Trevor Ashley, who is about to appear in Hairspray as the overweight shut-in mother Edna Turnblad, did not specify as a toddler that he wanted to be a drag queen. But, from an age when most of us contemplated the merits of plasticine, he was stating categorically that he wanted to be a performer.