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Hairspray

22 Apr to 28 Aug 2021

London Coliseum

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 London Coliseum from April 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season.
Hairspray at the London Coliseum

Image courtesy London Coliseum

Show details

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.


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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Postal address:
St Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4ES

Box office tel: 020 7845 9300

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 22 April 2021

Press night:Tuesday 8 September 2020

Closes:Saturday 28 August 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 4-00pm


Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
From £22

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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

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


Creatives


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

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