Hairspray

Michael Ball reprises his Olivier Award-winning role in the huge-hearted musical with maximum lift.

Don’t miss the ‘unstoppably joyous’ (The Guardian) Hairspray as Michael Ball reprises his Olivier Award-winning performance in the “ultimate feel-good musical” (Attitude). The huge-hearted smash-hit is “enormous fun” (The Times) and plays at the London Coliseum until 29 September 2021.

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!

From the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and featuring the feel-great songs Good Morning Baltimore, You Can’t Stop the Beat and Big, Blonde and Beautiful, this inspirational, fun-loving musical sensation is ‘an uplifting belter’ (WhatsOnStage) and ‘the tonic we all need right now’ (The Stage).

Photo credit: Dewynters

'Enormous fun! Hairspray is in a different league'

The Times

'An uplifting belter of a musical'

WhatsOnStage

'Unstoppably joyous'

The Guardian

Running Time
2hrs 30mins

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Please 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.

Schools rates are available for performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 21 June to 12 August and between 31 August to 16 September.

Please contact our Box Office team by email with your request

Creative Team

Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan

Book

Marc Shaiman

Music & Arrangements

Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

Lyrics

Jack O’Brien

Director

Jerry Mitchell

Choreographer

Jonathon Stott

Company Manager

Ben Delfont

Stage Manager

Rachel Phillips

Deputy Stage Manager

Mark McGowan

Assistant Stage Manager

Alice Jenkins

Assistant Stage Manager

Damien Stanton

Assistant Stage Manager

Cast

Les Dennis

Wilbur Turnblad

(except September 16, 21, 23, 27, 28)

Jonny Amies

Link Larkin

Rita Simons

Velma Von Tussle

Georgia Anderson

Amber Von Tussle

Kimani Arthur

Inez

Dermot Canavan

Male Authority Figure

Lori Haley Fox

Female Authority Figure

Mari McGinlay

Penny Pingleton

Ashley Samuels

Seaweed J Stubbs

Michael Vinsen

Corny Collins

Imogen Bailey

Shelly/Ensemble

Pearce Barron

IQ/Ensemble

Jordan Benjamin

Duane/Ensemble

Joel Cooper

Brad/Ensemble

Luke George

Fender/Ensemble

Christopher Gopaul

Gilbert/Ensemble

Sharlene Hector

Lorraine/Ensemble

Bradley Judge

Sketch/Ensemble

Lily Laight

Lou-Ann/Ensemble

Madeleine Lawton

Brenda/Ensemble

Holly Liburd

Dynamite/Ensemble

Mireia Mambo

Dynamite Ensemble

Kody Mortimer

Thad/Ensemble

Robyn Rose

Dynamite/Ensemble

Hannah Grace Lawson

Tammy/Ensemble

Natalie Woods

Walking Cover Tracy Turnblad

Chris Howell

Walking Cover Edna/ Male Authority Figure/Wilbur

Annie Guy

Swing

Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy

Swing

Tinovimbanashe Sibanda

Swing/Dance Captain

Amy West

Swing

Winny Herbert

Swing

Will Luckett

Swing/Assistant Dance Captain

Bradley Trevethan

Swing

Rico Baker

Swing