Andy Nyman, a multi award winning actor, writer and director, will play Staunton’s love interest Horace Vandergelder.
Nyman recently won favourable acclaim for his portrayal of Tevye in the Trevor Nunn’s celebrated production of Fiddler On The Roof in the West End. His acting credits include the Royal Court production of Hangmen, Ghost Stories, as well as many televisions credits such as Peaky Blinders.
Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Jenna Russell will play Irene Molloy. Russells numerous stage credits include The Bridges of Madison County, Sunday In The Park With George, Merrily We Roll Along and Fun Home. Soap fans will recognise Russell from her recent turn on EastEnders and those with longer memories for her performances in Home to Roost, BBC comedy On The Up, and Born and Bred.
Imelda Staunton, as previously announced, is set to headline the highly anticipated West End production, reuniting with her Follies director Dominic Cooke. The four-time Olivier Awarding winner has had a string of hits on stage over the last few years including Sweeney Todd, Gypsy and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The musical comedy features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart. The story follows widower Dolly Gallagher Levi; an esteemed and strong-willed matchmaker to New York’s great and good, who suddenly decides to match herself with shopkeeper Horace Vandergelder.
Hello, Dolly! is booking from 11 August 2020 until 6 March 2021 at the Adelphi Theatre, London.