Michael Ball, acclaimed star of stage and screen is to headline a new production of the Tony & Olivier Award-winning musical, which is back in the West End by the original, award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell. Performances begin 23rd April 2020 at London Coliseum.
Michael Ball is to return to his legendary, Olivier Award-winning role of Edna Turnblad, as Hairspray the Musical comes to London for a special, strictly limited season in 2020.
The huge-hearted, multi-award-winning smash hit musical plays at the magnificent London Coliseum for 12 weeks only, beginning performances on Thursday 23 April 2020 (Press Night: Wednesday 29 April 2020 at 7:00pm).
Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big dreams. Can she make it on the local TV dance show, win the heart of teen heartthrob Link Larkin and bring everyone together – whatever their colour, size or hairdo? Well if you want a change, you’ve really got to shake things up!
With the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and featuring the infectiously feel-good songs “Good Morning, Baltimore”, “Big, Blonde and Beautiful” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat”, this inspirational, fun-loving and fabulously uplifting musical sensation is back and bigger than ever.
The original New York production of Hairspray won three Tony Awards, including Best New Musical, whilst the original West End production won four Olivier Awards, also including Best New Musical, as well giving Michael Ball one of his two Olivier Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. Further casting is to be announced.
Hairspray is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions & Fiery Angel.
Book Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Director Jack O’Brien
Choreographer Jerry Mitchell
Music Marc Shaiman
Lyrics Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
Costume Design William Ivey Long
Set Design David Rockwell
Edna Turnblad Michael Ball
All further casting is to be announced
St Martin’s Lane
From Thursday 23 April 2020
Wednesday 29 April 2020 at 7:00pm