Hairspray the Musical is returning to London’s West End – here’s all you need to know.
The original production of Hairspray – directed by Jack O’Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell – opened in June 2021 at the London Coliseum.
The show was originally due to open last Spring and then September but dates were postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.
Performances eventually kicked off on 21 June, 2021 for a limited season until 29 September.
You can also get reduced Rush Tickets on the day of performances via TodayTix. A limited number of rush tickets go on sale at 10AM each morning.
Based on the 1980s movie of the same name, Hairspray is set in 1960s Baltimore, Maryland and follows Tracy Turnblad as her dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show turns into a campaign for racial integration.
Michael Ball will reprise his role as Edna Turnblad for the revival having won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008 for his work in the original production.
Comedian Les Dennis will appear in the role of Wilbur Turnblad while Rita Simons will appear as Velma von Tussle and Jonny Amies as Link Larkin.
Lizzie Bea will star as Tracy Tunblad with Marisha Wallace as Motormouth Maybelle, Georgia Anderson as Amber von Tussle, Kimani Arthur as Little Inez and Dermot Canavan as Wilbur at certain performances.
Completing the company are Lori Haley Fox, Mari McGinlay, Ashley Samuels, Michael Vinsen, Imogen Bailey, Pearce Barron, Jordan Benjamin, Joel Cooper, Luke George, Christopher Gopaul, Bradley Judge, Winny Herbert, Lily Laight, Madeleine Lawton, Holly Liburd, Will Luckett, Mireia Mambo, Kody Mortimer, Robyn Rose, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Amy West and Natalie Woods.