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Hairspray Tickets4.9/5 - based on 14 reviews
- Booking until: Thursday, 30 September 2021
- Starring: Michael Ball, Les Dennis, Lizzie Bea, Marisha Wallace
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
- Booking until: Thursday, 30 September 2021
Michael Ball, Les Dennis, Lizzie Bea, Marisha Wallace
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.
Next Performances for Hairspray at the London Coliseum
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (93%)
Latest customer reviews
Main character isn’t as good as the others
Reviewed on 01 August 2021 by Tom, Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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 Sharon, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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 Catherine, Guildford, United Kingdom
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 Hayley, Hove, United Kingdom
Excellent show. Felt safe with restrictions in place. Real good fun
Reviewed on 05 July 2021 by Mary, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
It was exceptional. The whole cast were absolutely amazing and we had such a good night.
Reviewed on 25 June 2021 by Sarah, Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 June 2021 by Denise, Essex, United Kingdom
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 Katie, London, United Kingdom
So missed watching such happiness
Reviewed on 21 June 2021 by Teresa, Ashford, United Kingdom
Review: HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum
by John Yap | Sunday, July 11 2021, 15:37
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
Hairspray the Musical – Les Dennis joins the cast
by London Box Office | Saturday, May 8 2021, 09:33
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
All About HAIRSPRAY at the London Coliseum
by Phil Willmott | Thursday, March 25 2021, 19:24
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
Here’s Five Shows Live you CAN Add to Your Diary!
by Phil Willmott | Friday, April 17 2020, 18:29
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!
A Sneak Preview Of HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL
by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Thursday, February 27 2020, 10:49
"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