Hello, Dolly! starring Imelda Staunton postponed
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.
In a tweet by Daily Mail entertainment reporter Baz Bamigboye, Hello, Dolly! could open in two years time, due to Staunton's prior arrangement of filming the fifth season of Netflix's The Crown.
Speaking about the postponement, Hello, Dolly! producers Michael Harrison and David Ian said: "Whilst we are naturally disappointed that we aren't able to stage the show this summer, we are completely committed to Hello, Dolly! Dominic Cooke's new production is set to have a cast of 34 and an orchestra of 18 musicians. This, coupled with Rae Smith's stunning new designs, means we do not want to compromise the length of run, so postponing until the time is right and schedules permit is the best option."
Hello, Dolly! was due to open at the Adelphi Theatre on 11th August 2020, with performances to 6th March 2021. The cast included Imelda Staunton as Dolly Levi, alongside Andy Nyman as Horace Vandergelder and Jenna Russell as Irene Molloy.
Article updated: 4 March 2021
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