Hairspray is heading back to London’s West End for 2021 – here’s all you need to know.
From the West End cast of Hairspray to the latest and best ticket offers, here’s everything about the show.
The original production of Hairspray – directed by Jack O’Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell – will return to the stage this summer.
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.
The show made its debut on Broadway in 2002 with a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Hairspray West End theatre, booking and running time
Hairspray will play at London Coliseum in the West End on St Martin’s Lane, WC2. The nearest tube station is Leicester Square/Charing Cross.
Performances will take place 22 June to 29 September. The first four weeks will play with social distancing in place until 18 July.
Running time for the new revival has yet to be confirmed but past productions run for around 2 hours 40 minutes including intermission.
Best and Cheapest London tickets
Tickets for Hairspray in the West End are now on public sale. Costs range from £21 to £150.
Performances will be 8:30PM Tuesday-Saturday with 3PM matinees on both Thursday and Saturday. There will also be a 4PM performance on Sundays.
Hairspray West End cast 2021
Michael Ball will reprise his role as Edna Turnblad with comedian and TV presenter Les Dennis starring as Wilbur.
Lizzie Bea (Kinky Boots, Becoming Nancy) will star as Tracy Tunblad while Marisha Wallace (Aladdin, Dreamgirls, Waitress) will take the role of Motormouth Maybelle.
Rita Simons plays Velma von Tussle, Jonny Amies plays Link Larkin, Georgia Anderson plays Amber von Tussle, Kimani Arthur plays Little Inez and Dermot Canavan plays Wilbur at select shows.
Completing the cast 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.