Look who’s back! Don’t miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical. The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum for a limited 19-week run.
Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big dreams. Can she make it on the local TV dance show, win the heart of teen heartthrob Link Larkin and bring everyone together – whatever their colour, size or hairdo? Well if you want a change, you’ve really got to shake things up!
From the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and featuring the infectiously feel-good songs Good Morning Baltimore, You Can’t Stop the Beat and Big, Blonde and Beautiful this inspirational, fun-loving and fabulously uplifting musical sensation is back and bigger than ever.
It’s the show that gives maximum lift…but for 19 weeks only. Don’t miss out – book now!
Age restrictionChildren under 5 will not be admitted.
Running time2hr 15min (including interval)
Performance dates21 June 2021 - 28 September 2021
ContentPlease note there are some flashing lights, but no strobe lighting, with smoke, and haze used throughout the production. There are also the occasional loud and sudden noises.
CAST NOTICE: Michael Ball will NOT be performing on the following dates: Tuesday 17 August and 14 September. Michael Ball is otherwise scheduled to appear in all other dates. However, the appearance of any actor cannot be guaranteed.
Venue InformationLondon Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Group PricingSpecial pricing for groups of 10 or moreCheck our group prices and save!
Features / Photos
Gallery: Hairspray Musical production images released!
Hairspray has opened in the West End to huge acclaim! Finally, the musical is ringing the bells at the London Coliseum, with performances now in full steam ahead. Join the cast of Hairspray including Michael Ball who has reprised his critically acclaimed role as Edna Turnblad in the iconic musical for a limited run! Book your London Hairspray tickets now and get ready to shake and shimmy just as fast as you can!
Check out the official Hairspray production images in our gallery below.
29 Jun, 2021 | By Jade Ali
Features / New Shows + Transfers / Photos
First Look: Hairspray Musical rehearsal images released
Hairspray is returning to the West End in just a few days! At long last, after being pushed back due to lockdowns, the musical is preparing to open at the London Coliseum, with its first performance on Monday 21 June. Join Michael Ball as he reprises his critically acclaimed role as Edna Turnblad in the iconic musical for a limited season this summer! Book your London Hairspray tickets now and get ready to hear the Baltimore bells!
Ahead of the first performance, this upcoming week, the production has shared some photos of the cast in rehearsals. Check them out below.
18 Jun, 2021 | By Jade Ali
News / New Shows + Transfers
Shows that WILL go ahead with social distancing!
Following the announcement from the government that current restrictions will remain, for the time being, some shows will not be able to open at full capacity as they had planned. Despite this disheartening news, you can still head to the West End and see an incredible array of shows that will open with social distancing and other restrictions in place.
14 Jun, 2021 | By Jade Ali
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Les Dennis replaces Paul Merton in London’s Hairspray
The West End Hairspray revival opening at the London Coliseum next month starring the return of Michael Ball has just announced that Les Dennis will replace the previously announced Paul Merton in the role of Wilbur Turnblad. The hit musical begins performances on 22 June and you can still get your tickets for Hairspray before theatre makes its big return!
7 May, 2021 | By Jade Ali
News / Features / New Shows + Transfers
Hairspray announces new opening date and extension!
The feel-good revival we’ve all been waiting for has announced its new West End opening date at the London Coliseum this summer. Hairspray The Musical starring Michael Ball will begin performances from 21 June 2021. The first four weeks of the run will be socially distanced and shows will begin to perform at full capacity from 18 July. Tickets for Hairspray will be booking up until 29 September 2021.
16 Apr, 2021 | By Jade Ali
Features / Interviews / New Shows + Transfers
Q&A with Hairspray star Lizzie Bea
You can’t stop the beat! Hairspray will be returning to the famous London Coliseum, from the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell. The dazzling production will also see Michael Ball reprise his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad alongside an incredible cast including Lizzie Bea. The beloved musical featuring songs such as ‘Good Morning, Baltimore’, ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’, and ‘Big, Blonde and Beautiful’, will open for a limited season April 2021. Be sure to secure your Hairspray tickets now!
Ahead of the exciting performance from the cast of Hairspray on ITV's Britain’s Got Talent, we caught up with Lizzie Bea who will star as Tracy. Read below for a fun Q&A and see what Lizzie had to say!
26 Sep, 2020 | By Jade Ali
News / Productions / Features / New Shows + Transfers
London Hairspray cast to perform on Britain's Got Talent
The London cast of Hairspray will be appearing on Britain's Got Talent this weekend, it has been announced. The eagerly anticipated West End revival won't open until 22 April 2021, but it's already working overtime to keep your excitement intact until then.
21 Sep, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Musical stars to perform new concert series Tonight at the London Coliseum
A brand new concert series starring major West End musical theatre stars has been announced for September this year. Tonight at the London Coliseum will be streamed direct online and is set to star Carrie Hope Fletcher (Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella), Cassidy Janson (& Juliet), Sexton & Fowler (Bat Out of Hell), Sharon D Clarke (Caroline, or Change), Kerry Ellis (Wicked), and Ramin Karimloo (The Phantom of the Opera). Specific dates and streaming information have yet to be announced.
29 Jul, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Productions / Features / New Shows + Transfers
London Hairspray tickets 2021 now on sale!
Third time's the charm! Recent events can't stop the beat for this West End favourite. Hairspray The Musical starring Michael Ball as Edna is officially set to run in London's West End next Spring. Originally rescheduled to begin performances at the London Coliseum on 1 September of this year, the production is currently booking from 22 April 2021 until 28 August 2021 with tickets available now from just £24 and up! We can already hear the bells!
28 Jul, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Productions / Q & A
Hairspray at the London Coliseum reschedules its run to 2021
It has been announced that due to the ongoing situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, the upcoming West End revival of Hairspray has been once again rescheduled. The musical will now play a 19-week run at the London Coliseum from 22 April 2021 until 28 August 2021.
Existing customers who booked through London Theatre Direct will now have 4-week priority access to exchange their tickets for a newly rescheduled date before the show goes on general sale on 27 July 2020, after which the same exact seats cannot be guaranteed. Those who are unable to attend any of the new dates next year should contact us to arrange for a refund.
26 Jun, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels