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Hairspray rescheduled to play London Coliseum from September

Michael Ball is still set to star in the production

Will Longman
Will Longman

The planned upcoming production of Hairspray at the London Coliseum, which was set to open at the theatre starring Michael Ball in April, will now play the venue from September.

Starring cast members Ball, Paul Merton, Rita Simons, Marisha Wallace and Lizzie Bea who were all set to appear in the original run, the musical will now open on 8th September, with previews beginning on 1st September and the run ending on 8th November.

Ticket holders will have the option to move their tickets as a priority until Monday, 4th May. On Tuesday, 5th May, all new tickets will be made available to purchase.

Producer Adam Spiegel said: "We are pleased that, with the support of everyone at the London Coliseum, we are able today to announce rescheduled dates for Hairspray. I would also like to thank everyone who has worked to ensure the season is able to take place later in the year, and when we are able to do so, we look forward to welcoming audiences and bringing people together again in a way only the theatre can."

Ball will return to the role of Edna Turnblad, for which he won an Olivier Award for best actor in a musical, and will be joined by Merton, who makes his West End debut in the show.

The production is directed by Jack O'Brien, choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, and features the songs "Good Morning, Baltimore", "Big, Blonde and Beautiful" and "You Can't Stop the Beat".

Hairspray is at the London Coliseum from 1st September.

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