London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

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Hairspray

Hairspray Tickets

4.9/5 - based on 35 reviews
  • Booking until: Thursday, 30 September 2021
  • Starring: Michael Ball, Les Dennis, Lizzie Bea, Marisha Wallace
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About Hairspray

Important Information

Mask
We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.

Covid safety
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

Please note:

Paul Merton will NOT be performing on Thursday evenings.

Michael Ball will NOT perform on Tuesday 4 & 11 May 7.30pm, Tuesday 22 & 29 June 7.30pm, Tuesday 6 & 20 July 7.30pm, Tuesday 3, 17 & 24 August 7.30pm,Tuesday 14 September 7.30pm

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Thursday, 30 September 2021
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 15:00 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 15:00 19:30
Sun 16:00 -
Starring:

Michael Ball, Les Dennis, Lizzie Bea, Marisha Wallace

Hairspray description

Head for the London Coliseum in spring 2020 to find the marvellous Michael Ball reprising his brilliant role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the musical. Tickets are on sale now, and the initial booking is for just 12 weeks, which means there are a limited number of tickets available.

Hairspray enjoyed its world premiere on Broadway in 2002. In 2003 it won eight Tony Awards out of 13 nominations, including one for Best Musical. It ran for 2,642 performances, enjoyed national tours, a West End production, and numerous foreign productions. There was a musical movie adaptation in 2007.

It hit the West End in 2007 at the Shaftesbury Theatre, where it starred Michael Ball as Edna Turnblad. Directed by Jack O'Brien and starring Mel Smith, Tracie Bennett and Leanne Jones, it proved a record-breaker of a production. It took to the stage at the Shaftesbury theatre during October 2007, a production so good it attracted a whopping 11 Olivier nominations, a record-breaker at the time. It won an Olivier for Best Musical, and another for Best Actor and Actress in a musical for Ball and Jones. It ran for more than a thousand performances and throughout the run the cast occasionally changed to include Brian Conley, Phil Jupitus and Sharon D Clarke. Now Ball is back, and it's going to be magical.

What's the story? The setting is Baltimore in 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl. Her hair is even bigger. But her dream is the biggest of all: to dance her way all the way on to national telly, then straight into the arms of her crush the teen idol Link Larkin. When she wins a part in a local TV show, The Corny Collins Show, she is suddenly flung into stardom, a total surprise. Now she's a local sensation... and she decides to use her fame to fight for integration. Will she achieve equality – and Link’s heart – without damaging her enormous hair do? Come and see!

The music is by Marc Shaiman and the lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. And it's packed to the gills with superb show tunes, some of which you'll probably know even if you've never seen the film or the musical. The gorgeous Good Morning Baltimore, the sensational Big, Blonde and Beautiful, the stunning I Can Hear the Bells and the legendary song You Can't Stop the Beat are yours for the taking.

Who is this show for?
This show is perfect for people aged 13 and upwards.

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PAY NO FEES Valid on selected performances. Book by 28 September 2021

Hairspray reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 35 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (97%)
Families (97%)
Teenagers (97%)
Couples (97%)
Theatregoers (100%)
Latest customer reviews
Maggie
Great to be back

I was a little apprehensive about returning to the theatre especially in London but I was so thrilled to be there! A fantastic performance by everyone. A wonderful atmosphere; I felt the audience had come determined to enjoy themselves. I love the theme of inclusion but there was so much humour. 🤣 Michael Ball and Les Dennis were magnificent! We’re still laughing about their corpsing today. Thank you so much for lifting our spirits.

Reviewed on 26 September 2021 by , Pontypool, United Kingdom

Jeanine
joyful

great performance! highly recommend it

Reviewed on 24 September 2021 by , Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Joan
A must see show!!

Reviewed on 24 September 2021 by , Hetton-le-hole, United Kingdom

Beverley
Sensational

‘HAIRSPRAY’. Sensational , powerful, humorous, joyful, Amazing cast members. A tonic for lifting your spirit without the gin! Thank you to all the amazing cast, behind the scenes and front of house theatre staff. So grateful Westend theatre is back. I woke this morning feeling joyful and full of energy.. THANK YOU.

Reviewed on 16 September 2021 by , Nottingham, United Kingdom

James
A must see show

Reviewed on 15 September 2021 by , Falkirk, United Kingdom

Kenneth
perfect in every way

I have seen this show many times but the present cast are the best! great chemistry I'll be back!

Reviewed on 03 September 2021 by , Norton, United Kingdom

Jack
proper solid show

I LOVE LES DENNIS

Reviewed on 02 September 2021 by , Dunstable, United Kingdom

Susanne
Brilliant, Fun and An absolute must see

Thoroughly enjoyed Hairspray, All Actors excellent professionals, absolutely adored Micheal Ball and Les Dennis. Was great to see a Full house and Everyone enjoying themselves. A Great Experience for myself, and my Grand daughter Thank you xxxx

Reviewed on 25 August 2021 by , Hastings, United Kingdom

Helen
Great chemistry

Fantastic show all cast were brilliant but especially les Dennis and Michael ball. They were fantastic . We were a bit high up and volume levels could have been higher/ crisper we missed quite a bit of dialogue.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

Terence

We just loved it very funny brilliant singing a good show for everyone

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by , Millom, United Kingdom

Richard
Fantastic Show

Reviewed on 07 August 2021 by , Shoreham-by-sea, United Kingdom

Sarah
Great show

Fantastic show. Great for all ages. Everyone up on there feet for the ending.

Reviewed on 06 August 2021 by , Hoddesdon, Herts, United Kingdom

Michael
Amazing

Reviewed on 05 August 2021 by , Bolton, United Kingdom

Sally
Joyous, colourful, fun

Reviewed on 05 August 2021 by , Hook, United Kingdom

Tom
Great show but could be better

Main character isn’t as good as the others

Reviewed on 01 August 2021 by , Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Sharon
Just what I needed

My favourite musical, I have seen it before on Westend but this performance was better, a riot of sound and colour, and best of all great fun.

Reviewed on 25 July 2021 by , Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Catherine
5* and MORE!

I LOVE the music of this show and this cast did not disappoint. High energy and great fun throughout (despite stifling heat!). Absolutely FAB to be back in the theatre after the pandemic. There was a great atmosphere in the audience which came in response to the interaction from the cast on stage.

Reviewed on 22 July 2021 by , Guildford, United Kingdom

Hayley
Totally awesome

What a great cast, totally faultless. The vocals were stunning and the dancers took my breath away. Absolutely loved it.

Reviewed on 10 July 2021 by , Hove, United Kingdom

Mary
Excellent. Would recommend

Excellent show. Felt safe with restrictions in place. Real good fun

Reviewed on 05 July 2021 by , Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

Sarah
100% a must see show!

It was exceptional. The whole cast were absolutely amazing and we had such a good night.

Reviewed on 25 June 2021 by , Stroud, United Kingdom

Denise

Great show

Reviewed on 25 June 2021 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Katie
Amazing show, bringing life back into the theatre

This was an amazing feel good show. The theatre staff were lovely, and at no times did it feel unsafe to be there. The sound quality was not great in the balcony, and there were times that we could see what was going on side stage (arms in wings). The way the set was designed, in the balcony you could see over the top of it, and see people behind. For me, it added to the joy of theatre, which isn't all just about the show.. its the work and effort of all, backstage and all.. nice to see those guys in black! However, for others that might be a bit off putting. If you care about that stuff, don't go high is my advice. But wow, what an amazing theatre.. its beautiful.

Reviewed on 25 June 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

Teresa
Brilliant cheerful show

So missed watching such happiness

Reviewed on 21 June 2021 by , Ashford, United Kingdom

11 Jul
2021
John Yap

Review: HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum

by John Yap | Sunday, July 11 2021, 15:37

Hairspray The Musical HAIRSPRAY returns to London for a limited season at the London Coliseum and it’s a fitting joyful fanfare to herald the West End blossoming into life again.

Review: HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum
08 May
2021
London Box Office

Hairspray the Musical – Les Dennis joins the cast

by London Box Office | Saturday, May 8 2021, 09:33

Hairspray The Musical Update for Hairspray the Musical at the London Coliseum

Les Dennis, the well-loved television presenter, actor, and comedian, joins the beautiful, warm-hearted new production of Hairspray the Musical, on stage at the London Coliseum. Performances kick off during the third week in June and the excitement is mounting fast. Dennis plays the role of Wilbur Turnblad, joining a host of glittering stars for a happy, fun musical spectacular of a show that's loved by millions.

Hairspray the Musical – Les Dennis joins the cast
25 Mar
2021
Phil Willmott

All About HAIRSPRAY at the London Coliseum

by Phil Willmott | Thursday, March 25 2021, 19:24

Hairspray The Musical Producers have just released a punchy little video in which West End musical theatre superstar Michael Ball looks very excited to announce that the latest opening date for the much anticipated revival of feel-good, hit show HAIRSPRAY at The Coliseum Theatre will be June 22nd.

All About HAIRSPRAY at the London Coliseum
17 Apr
2020
Phil Willmott

Here’s Five Shows Live you CAN Add to Your Diary!

by Phil Willmott | Friday, April 17 2020, 18:29

Facade of the Old Vic during the Covid-19 outbreak Most producers have been extremely sheepish about when you can see their productions live again. It’s understandable really. We simply don’t know when the current lock down will end and exactly what form that will take.

Here’s Five Shows Live you CAN Add to Your Diary!
27 Feb
2020
Josephine Balfour-Oatts

A Sneak Preview Of HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL

by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Thursday, February 27 2020, 10:49

hairspray-poster.jpg"We all need a dose of Hairspray" says its returning star, Michael Ball. He's not wrong - as a celebration of cultural diversity, positive body image and the fluidity of sexuality, it looks like audiences everywhere could use a repeat prescription. 

A Sneak Preview Of HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL