Michael Ball to return in Hairspray


London theatre news: Friday 3 May 2019


London West End - Musicals - Shows

Michael Ball is to reprise his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical at the London Coliseum from April 2020 - tickets now on sale.
Hairspray at the London Coliseum

Image courtesy London Coliseum


Tickets are now on sale for Hairspray the Musical starring Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad.


This smash-hit musical will be at the London Coliseum from next April for a strictly limited 12-week season.


This outing for Hairspray sees the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O'Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell reunited.


The show features the feel-good songs Good Morning Baltimore, You Can't Stop the Beat and Big, Blonde and Beautiful.


Looks like it might be wise to get your tickets booked soon as this is bound to be a hugely popular show ... and it is only scheduled for a limited 12 week run.


Note on bookings: tickets are being sold in two phases - phase 1 bookings - 23 Apr to 19 Jul 2020 are now on sale.


Show listing information


Synopsis


Look who's back!


Don't miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical.


The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum from April 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season.


Baltimore, 1962.


Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big dreams.


Can she make it on the local TV dance show, win the heart of teen heartthrob Link Larkin and bring everyone together - whatever their colour, size or hairdo?


Well if you want a change, you've really got to shake things up!


From the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O'Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and featuring the infectiously feel-good songs Good Morning Baltimore, You Can't Stop the Beat and Big, Blonde and Beautiful this inspirational, fun-loving and fabulously uplifting musical sensation is back and bigger than ever.


It's the show that gives maximum lift … but for 12 weeks only.


Cast


Michael Ball - Edna Turnblad

Lizzie Bea - Tracy Turnblad

Paul Merton - Wilbur Turnblad

Dermot Canavan - Wilbur Turnblad on these dates:

Thursday 23 April 7.30pm

Thursday 30 April 7.30pm

Thursday 07 May 7.30pm

Thursday 14 May 7.30pm

Thursday 21 May 7.30pm

Thursday 28 May 7.30pm.

Thursday 13 Aug - Saturday 22 Aug (inclusive)

Jonny Amies - Link Larkin

Marisha Wallace - Motormouth Maybelle

Rita Simons - Velma Von Tussle


Creatives


Author: Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan (book)
Composer: Marc Shaiman
Lyricist: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman
Director: Jack O'Brien
Choreography: Jerry Mitchell

Venue


London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4ES

Dates


From: Tuesday 1 September 2020

Closes: Sunday 8 November 2020

Tickets


Standard: From £22


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Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Hairspray

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