These are extraordinary times, so I’m sure you understand that in line with the current suspension of performances across the West End, we’re not able to begin performances on 23rd April as planned.
But don’t worry – you can’t stop the beat!
Performances of Hairspray at the London Coliseum are being rescheduled to begin on Tuesday 1st September 2020.
If you have already booked tickets we will be in touch with you directly with your options. You will also have priority until Monday 4 May to move your tickets to a new performance – Tuesday 1 September – Sunday 8 November.
Public booking reopens on Tuesday 5th May.
Hairspray the Musical is back and starring the West End’s hottest couple! Don’t miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad alongside star of Have I Got News For You, Paul Merton, as husband Wilbur. The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum from 23 April for a strictly limited 18-week season.
Adam Spiegel, the Co-Producer of Hairspray, said: “We are pleased that, with the support of everyone at the London Coliseum, we are able today to announce rescheduled dates for Hairspray. I would also like to thank everyone who has worked to ensure the season is able to take place later in the year, and when we are able to do so, we look forward to welcoming audiences and bringing people together again in a way only the theatre can”.
The production will star Michael Ball, who returns to his legendary, Olivier Award-winning role of Edna Turnblad, alongside one of the UK’s greatest comedians, Paul Merton, who will be making his West End musical debut as Edna’s husband, Wilbur.
Acclaimed West End star Marisha Wallace will take the role of Motormouth. Marisha won rave reviews when she took over from Amber Riley in the smash hit Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre), and also starred in the original West End cast of Waitress (Adelphi Theatre). Rita Simons (Eastenders’ Roxy Mitchell) will star as Velma Von Tussle.
Paul Merton is a founder member of The Comedy Store Players, and still appears at the Comedy Store in London most Sundays. He is a resident guest on BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute and is an established face on TV shows such as the hugely popular Have I Got News For You, Room 101, Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (BBC4/2), Paul Merton’s Birth of Hollywood (BBC 2) and his travel series for Channel Five, Paul Merton’s Adventures which covered his travels in India, China and Europe. His Autobiography, Only When I Laugh reached the Sunday Times bestseller Top 10. Paul’s Anthology of funny stories, Funny Ha Ha was named Sunday Times Humour Book of the year in 2019. His first Channel 4 series, Paul Merton The Series, is due to be released on DVD this Spring.
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 18 weeks only. Don’t miss out!
St Martin’s Lane London WC2N 4ES
Tuesday – 7.30pm
Wednesday – 3.00pm and 7.30pm
Thursday – 7.30pm
Friday – 7.30pm
Saturday – 3.00pm and 7.30pm
Sunday – 4.00pm
Infrared hearing loop