Hairspray The Musical London

Hairspray The Musical

London Coliseum, London

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The big haired, big dreams musical is back starring Michael Ball

Look who’s back! Don’t miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical. 

From the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum from April 2021 for a strictly limited season.

Featuring the infectiously feel-good songs Good Morning Baltimore, You Can’t Stop the Beat and Big, Blonde and Beautiful this inspirational, fun-loving and fabulously uplifting musical sensation is back and bigger than ever.

It’s the show that gives maximum lift…but for 14 weeks only. Don’t miss out – book now!

Hairspray the Musical is booking 29 September 2021 at the London Coliseum.

What’s the Story?

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 love 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!

Who’s in it? Hairspray The Musical Cast

The cast is led by Michael Ball as Edna Turblad, Lizzie Bea as Tracy Turnblad, Marisha Wallace as Motormouth Maybel, Rita Simons as Velma Von Tussle, Jonny Amies as Link Larkin and Les Dennis as Wilbur Turnblad.

The full company includes Georgia Anderson, Kimani Arthur, Dermot Canavan, Lori Haley Fox, Mari McGinlay, Ashley Samuels, Michael Vinsen and Imogen Bailey, Pearce Barron, Jordan Benjamin, Nicholas Collier, Joel Cooper, Luke George, Christopher Gopaul, Winny Herbert, Chris Howell, Lily Laight, Hannah Grace Lawson, Madeleine Lawton, Holly Liburd, Will Luckett, Mireia Mambo, Kody Mortimer, Robyn Rose, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Kibong Tanji, Amy West and Natalie Woods.

Creative Team

Based on John Waters’s 1988 film of the same name, Hairspray has music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. This production is directed by Jack O’Brien with choreography by Jerry Mitchell.


★★★★★ ‘ENORMOUS FUN! Hairspray is in a different league’ The Times

★★★★★ ‘The Musical Fix We’ve All Been Waiting For’ Daily Mail

★★★★★’The Ultimate Feel-Good Show’ Attitude

★★★★ ‘Unstoppably Joyous’ The Guardian

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Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 29 September 2021
Special notes

Age rating: 5+

Important COVID Entry Requirements


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.

Content: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.

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Venue Information

London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176

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