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Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly! Tickets

Adelphi Theatre, London
Hello, Dolly!
Adelphi Theatre, London

Hello, Dolly! will make a triumphant return to the West End as Imelda Staunton takes on the titular role at the Adelphi Theatre.

Imelda Staunton is a West End favourite known for her roles in musicals such as Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Into the Woods, for which she won an Olivier Award for each. Hello, Dolly! will see Staunton reunite with director Dominic Cooke following his Olivier Award-winning National Theatre production of Follies.

Dominic Cooke’s other directional credits include Jerusalem, Clybourne Park and Enron at the Royal Court, productions of The Comedy of Errors and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the National Theatre and a number of Shakespeare plays at the RSC.

Written in 1964, the musical first starred Carol Channing in the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi, who makes her living by matchmaking in New York at the turn of the 20th century. The city is abuzz for Dolly's visit, as she's tasked with finding a partner for Horace Vendergelder, a famous half-a-millionaire.

The score of this show features some of musical theatres' best-loved numbers, such as "Hello, Dolly!", "Before The Parade Passes By", "Penny In My Pocket" and "So Long Dearie".

Hello, Dolly premiered on Broadway in January 1964, directed and choreographed by David Merrick and starring Carol Channing in the eponymous role. It won ten Tony Awards, a record at the time and one that stood for 37 years until 2001 when The Producers took home 12 gongs. 

The production transferred to London the following year with Mary Martin at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it ran for almost 800 performances. Since then, the musical has enjoyed several revivals in the city including one in the 1970s starring Carol Channing at Drury Lane and the Shaftesbury Theatre, and one in the 1980s at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

In the late 1960s, the musical was adapted for the silver screen in a film adaptation directed by Gene Kelly and starring Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford and Louis Armstrong.

Michael Stewart, based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder Lerner
Dominic Cooke
Songs by:
Jerry Herman
Cast list:
Imelda Staunton

Adelphi Theatre Venue Information

Adelphi Theatre, 409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

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Hello, Dolly! postponed to 2022
Hello, Dolly! starring Imelda Staunton postponed
Friday, 29 May, 2020, 09:19
UPDATE: In an interview with Edward Seckerson, Hello, Dolly! starring Imelda Staunton could now be pushed back to 2023. Speaking at an event in Chichester, Staunton is committed to other filming schedules for the next three years, meaning the earliest a production of Hello, Dolly! with Staunton is now summer 2023.  The West End revival of Hello, Dolly! starring Imelda Staunton at the Adelphi Theatre has been postponed. If you have...
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Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell to star in Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre
Friday, 10 January, 2020, 10:30
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre later this year. Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell will star alongside Imelda Staunton in the musical, with performances from August 2020. Andy Nyman to star in Hello, Dolly! Previously playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, Andy Nyman will play Horace Vandergelder. Further theatre credits include Hangmen at the Royal Court and Ghost Stories in the...
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Tickets for Imelda Staunton in Hello, Dolly! now on sale
Wednesday, 27 November, 2019, 09:56
Tickets for the West End revival of Hello, Dolly! starring Imelda Staunton at the Adelphi Theatre are now on sale. Based on Thornton Wilder’s 1954 play The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! follows the famous matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi as she travels to Yonkers, New York to help a wealthy suitor find love, coming to the conclusion that the next match she needs to make is for herself. The musical features a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman,...
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Imelda Staunton to star in Hello, Dolly! West End revival
Friday, 22 November, 2019, 10:00
Imelda Staunton is set to return to the West End in a new production of Hello, Dolly!, which will open at the Adelphi Theatre next summer. The production will reunite Staunton with director Dominic Cooke, whose Olivier Award-winning revival of Follies in 2017 earned the actor an Olivier nomination. Staunton has previously starred in productions of Sweeney Todd, Gypsy and Into the Woods, for which she won an Olivier Award for her performance in each....
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