Hello, Dolly! starring Imelda Staunton postponed to 2022
In a tweet by Daily Mail entertainment reporter Baz Bamigboye, Hello, Dolly! will 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.