Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
Theatres in London are closed until 2 December 2020 when the current national lockdown is due to end.
We are awaiting government guidance about the rules for the reopening of entertainment venues.
We advise checking theatre websites to confirm which shows will be playing after 2 December.
22 Apr to 28 Aug 2021
Image courtesy London Coliseum
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.
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.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
Based on the 1988 film Hairspray written and directed by John Waters.
Note on bookings: tickets are being sold in two phases - phase 1 bookings - 23 Apr to 19 Jul 2020 are now on sale.
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Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday - 3-00pm
Saturday - 3-00pm
Sunday - 4-00pm
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
Georgia Anderson - Amber Von Tussle
Kimani Arthur - Inez
Lori Haley Fox - Female Authority Figure
Mari McGinlay - Penny Pingleton
Ashley Samuels - Seaweed J Stubbs
Michael Vinsen - Corny Collins
Imogen Bailey - Shelly/Ensemble
Pearce Barron - IQ/Ensemble
Jordan Benjamin - Duane/Ensemble
Nicholas Collier - Sketch/Ensemble
Joel Cooper - Brad/Ensemble
Luke George - Fender/Ensemble
Christopher Gopaul - Gilbert/Ensemble
Lily Laight - Lou-Ann/Ensemble
Hannah Grace Lawson - Tammy/Ensemble
Madeleine Lawton - Brenda/Ensemble
Holly Liburd - Dynamite/Ensemble
Mireia Mambo - Dynamite Ensemble
Kody Mortimer - Thad/Ensemble
Robyn Rose - Dynamite/Ensemble
Kibong Tanji - Lorraine/Ensemble
Christopher Howell - Walking Cover Edna/ Male Authority Figure/Wilbur
Natalie Woods - Walking Cover Tracy Turnblad
Winny Herbert - Swing
Will Luckett - Swing
Tinovimbanashe Sibanda - Swing/Dance Captain
Amy West - Swing
Author: Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan (book)
Composer: Marc Shaiman
Lyricist: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman
Director: Jack O'Brien
Choreography: Jerry Mitchell