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Original Broadway musical Hairspray tickets for West End revival on sale now!
The original Broadway production of Hairspray The Musical is set to return to London's West End. The musical will open at the London Coliseum for a limited run, which will mark more than 10 years since Hairspray has been seen on the London theatre stage. Tickets for the West End revival of Hairspray are in incredibly high demand as the show will once again star musical theatre sensation Michael Ball as Edna Turnblad, who reprises the role from his 2007-2009 Shaftesbury Theatre run. The iconic musical is set to have a 14-week run beginning this summer, the first month of which will be socially distanced, and the remaining will be at full capacity.
PLEASE NOTE: All performances up to and including 18 July are socially distanced and following COVID Secure procedures.
Hairspray starring Michael Ball showing at the West End London Coliseum Theatre
The record-breaking 2007 Shaftesbury Theatre production of Hairspray The Musical took the West End by storm and now this showstopping piece will return to the stage in Spring 2021 with Michael Ball set to reprise his critically acclaimed role. The West End production of Hairspray received an astonishing 11 Olivier Award nominations, breaking current theatre records at the time. It ended up winning the Olivier Award for Best Musical as well as Best Actor (Michael Ball) and Best Actress (Leanne Jones) and we can already "hear the bells" for a 2022 awards sweep!
Hairspray West End 2021 cast
Set to join Michael Ball in the main cast of the 2021 production of Hairspray is Lizzie Bea (Kinky Boots, UK Tour) as Tracy Turnblad and Marisha Wallace (Waitress) as Motormouth. Les Dennis joins the cast as Wilbur Turnblad along with Rita Simons as Velma von Tussle and Jonny Amies as Link Larkin.
Read here for the extended Hairspray casting announcement.
*Please note: Michael Ball will not be performing at the following performances: : Tuesday 20 July, Tuesday 17 August and 14 September.
What is the Hairspray musical about?
Hairspray is set in Baltimore and tells the tale of Tracy Turnblad, an aspiring young dancer who lands a part on The Corny Collins Show and ends up becoming a household name overnight. The stage musical is based on John Waters' hit 1988 cult classic that starred the late Divine as Edna Turnblad and Ricki Lake as Tracy Turnblad.
Hairspray musical soundtrack – wigs will go flying
Hairspray The Musical features brilliant music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by both Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The show’s most notable numbers include the big showstopping opener, ‘Good Morning Baltimore’, as well as ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’ and ‘Big Blonde and Beautiful’. These uplifting tracks will leave you feeling good from start to finish, even as the show’s emotions ride up and down like a wild rollercoaster.
Hairspray London Coliseum tickets now available for the new 2021 run!
You don’t want to miss your chance to see the highly anticipated West End revival of Hairspray The Musical. Tickets are expected to be among the hottest in town and the smash-hit musical score is expected to snatch your weave, no matter how much hairspray you've used.
Tickets for Hairspray at the West End's London Coliseum are sure to be some of the hottest tickets in the city! Book Hairspray tickets now to secure the best prices and best seats at the Coliseum in London.
Age restrictionChildren under 5 will not be admitted.
Running time2hr 15min (including interval)
Performance dates21 June 2021 - 28 September 2021
ContentPlease note there are some flashing lights, but no strobe lighting, with smoke, and haze used throughout the production. There are also the occasional loud and sudden noises.
CAST NOTICE: Michael Ball will NOT be performing on the following dates: Tuesday 17 August and 14 September. Michael Ball is otherwise scheduled to appear in all other dates. However, the appearance of any actor cannot be guaranteed.
Venue InformationLondon Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Group PricingSpecial pricing for groups of 10 or moreCheck our group prices and save!
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Gallery: Hairspray Musical production images released!
Hairspray has opened in the West End to huge acclaim! Finally, the musical is ringing the bells at the London Coliseum, with performances now in full steam ahead. Join the cast of Hairspray including Michael Ball who has reprised his critically acclaimed role as Edna Turnblad in the iconic musical for a limited run! Book your London Hairspray tickets now and get ready to shake and shimmy just as fast as you can!
Check out the official Hairspray production images in our gallery below.
29 Jun, 2021 | By Jade Ali
Features / New Shows + Transfers / Photos
First Look: Hairspray Musical rehearsal images released
Hairspray is returning to the West End in just a few days! At long last, after being pushed back due to lockdowns, the musical is preparing to open at the London Coliseum, with its first performance on Monday 21 June. Join Michael Ball as he reprises his critically acclaimed role as Edna Turnblad in the iconic musical for a limited season this summer! Book your London Hairspray tickets now and get ready to hear the Baltimore bells!
Ahead of the first performance, this upcoming week, the production has shared some photos of the cast in rehearsals. Check them out below.
18 Jun, 2021 | By Jade Ali
News / New Shows + Transfers
Shows that WILL go ahead with social distancing!
Following the announcement from the government that current restrictions will remain, for the time being, some shows will not be able to open at full capacity as they had planned. Despite this disheartening news, you can still head to the West End and see an incredible array of shows that will open with social distancing and other restrictions in place.
14 Jun, 2021 | By Jade Ali
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Les Dennis replaces Paul Merton in London’s Hairspray
The West End Hairspray revival opening at the London Coliseum next month starring the return of Michael Ball has just announced that Les Dennis will replace the previously announced Paul Merton in the role of Wilbur Turnblad. The hit musical begins performances on 22 June and you can still get your tickets for Hairspray before theatre makes its big return!
7 May, 2021 | By Jade Ali
News / Features / New Shows + Transfers
Hairspray announces new opening date and extension!
The feel-good revival we’ve all been waiting for has announced its new West End opening date at the London Coliseum this summer. Hairspray The Musical starring Michael Ball will begin performances from 21 June 2021. The first four weeks of the run will be socially distanced and shows will begin to perform at full capacity from 18 July. Tickets for Hairspray will be booking up until 29 September 2021.
16 Apr, 2021 | By Jade Ali
Features / Interviews / New Shows + Transfers
Q&A with Hairspray star Lizzie Bea
You can’t stop the beat! Hairspray will be returning to the famous London Coliseum, from the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell. The dazzling production will also see Michael Ball reprise his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad alongside an incredible cast including Lizzie Bea. The beloved musical featuring songs such as ‘Good Morning, Baltimore’, ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’, and ‘Big, Blonde and Beautiful’, will open for a limited season April 2021. Be sure to secure your Hairspray tickets now!
Ahead of the exciting performance from the cast of Hairspray on ITV's Britain’s Got Talent, we caught up with Lizzie Bea who will star as Tracy. Read below for a fun Q&A and see what Lizzie had to say!
26 Sep, 2020 | By Jade Ali
News / Productions / Features / New Shows + Transfers
London Hairspray cast to perform on Britain's Got Talent
The London cast of Hairspray will be appearing on Britain's Got Talent this weekend, it has been announced. The eagerly anticipated West End revival won't open until 22 April 2021, but it's already working overtime to keep your excitement intact until then.
21 Sep, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Musical stars to perform new concert series Tonight at the London Coliseum
A brand new concert series starring major West End musical theatre stars has been announced for September this year. Tonight at the London Coliseum will be streamed direct online and is set to star Carrie Hope Fletcher (Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella), Cassidy Janson (& Juliet), Sexton & Fowler (Bat Out of Hell), Sharon D Clarke (Caroline, or Change), Kerry Ellis (Wicked), and Ramin Karimloo (The Phantom of the Opera). Specific dates and streaming information have yet to be announced.
29 Jul, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Productions / Features / New Shows + Transfers
London Hairspray tickets 2021 now on sale!
Third time's the charm! Recent events can't stop the beat for this West End favourite. Hairspray The Musical starring Michael Ball as Edna is officially set to run in London's West End next Spring. Originally rescheduled to begin performances at the London Coliseum on 1 September of this year, the production is currently booking from 22 April 2021 until 28 August 2021 with tickets available now from just £24 and up! We can already hear the bells!
28 Jul, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Productions / Q & A
Hairspray at the London Coliseum reschedules its run to 2021
It has been announced that due to the ongoing situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, the upcoming West End revival of Hairspray has been once again rescheduled. The musical will now play a 19-week run at the London Coliseum from 22 April 2021 until 28 August 2021.
Existing customers who booked through London Theatre Direct will now have 4-week priority access to exchange their tickets for a newly rescheduled date before the show goes on general sale on 27 July 2020, after which the same exact seats cannot be guaranteed. Those who are unable to attend any of the new dates next year should contact us to arrange for a refund.
26 Jun, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels