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Bio:
Les Dennis is one of the UK’s best-known entertainers with a career in showbusiness that spans 50 years. Born in Liverpool, he came to prominence as a comedian in the 1970s after honing his craft on the northern Working Men’s Club circuit and turning pro after a winning set on New Faces. He ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Les Dennis is one of the UK’s best-known entertainers with a career in showbusiness that spans 50 years. Born in Liverpool, he came to prominence as a comedian in the 1970s after honing his craft on the northern Working Men’s Club circuit and turning pro after a winning set on New Faces. He ... (read complete bio)
HAIRSPRAY Rehearses 12 New Performers to Avoid Further Performance Cancellations Photo HAIRSPRAY Rehearses 12 New Performers to Avoid Further Performance Cancellations
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021

This comes after the show was forced to close on July 4 after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19. The closure period extended on July 12 due to “a small number of isolated positive cases of Covid-19 within the company.'

HAIRSPRAY Extends Cancelled Performances Through 18 July After Member of Team Tests P Photo HAIRSPRAY Extends Cancelled Performances Through 18 July After Member of Team Tests Positive For COVID-19
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021

Learn more about options for ticketholders, including rebooking for a new date, or receiving a full refund.

HAIRSPRAY Cancels Performances Through 13 July After Member of Team Tests Positive Fo Photo HAIRSPRAY Cancels Performances Through 13 July After Member of Team Tests Positive For COVID-19
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2021

Learn more about options for ticketholders, including rebooking for a new date, or receiving a full refund.

HAIRSPRAY Cancels Today's Matinee Due to Suspected Case of COVID-19 Among Production  Photo HAIRSPRAY Cancels Today's Matinee Due to Suspected Case of COVID-19 Among Production Team
by Stephi Wild - Jul 4, 2021

If you are a ticketholder for today's performance, learn more about options for refunds or exchanging your tickets to an alternative date.

Review Roundup: HAIRSPRAY Returns to the West End; What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: HAIRSPRAY Returns to the West End; What Did the Critics Think?
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021

Hairspray has returned to the West End, playing at the London Coliseum through 29 September 2021. Read reviews from BroadwayWorld, WhatsOnStage, and more!

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY, London Coliseum Photo BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY, London Coliseum
by Louise Penn - Jun 30, 2021

Returning to London after more than a decade, and a few false starts, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s musical is, to quote the closing number of act one, “big, blonde, and beautiful”. 

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Ball, Lizzie Bea, Marisha Wallace, and More in HAI Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Ball, Lizzie Bea, Marisha Wallace, and More in HAIRSPRAY
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2021

The production is now playing at the London Coliseum, running 21 June through 29 September 2021.

VIDEO: Inside HAIRSPRAY's Return to London's West End! Photo VIDEO: Inside HAIRSPRAY's Return to London's West End!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2021

This week the smash hit musical Hairspray made its big return to the West End stage! Get a peek inside the show's joyous first performance here!

Marcus Brigstocke & Rachel Parris Announced as Commentators for 2nd Annual ALTERNATIV Photo Marcus Brigstocke & Rachel Parris Announced as Commentators for 2nd Annual ALTERNATIVE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2021

Following the success of last year’s glitterfest, Olivier Award-winning improvisers The Showstoppers are presenting the ‘Alternative Eurovision Song Contest’ for a second year on Saturday 15 May. Comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Rachel Parris are now lined-up to provide pithy commentary.

Les Dennis Joins the Cast of HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum Photo Les Dennis Joins the Cast of HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021

Entertainment legend Les Dennis will join the new production of Hairspray the Musical which is set to play a limited season at the London Coliseum from Monday 21st June – Wednesday 29th September 2021.

Tom Allen, Grace Mouat and More to Take Part in ALTERNATIVE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST Photo Tom Allen, Grace Mouat and More to Take Part in ALTERNATIVE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 9, 2021

Following the success of last year’s glitterfest, Olivier Award-winning improvisers The Showstoppers are presenting the ‘Alternative Eurovision Song Contest’ for a second year on Saturday 15 May. Comedian and 'Bake Off’ star Tom Allen will return as commentator.

Almost Tangible Announces New 'Audio For Good' Release, Hans Christian Andersen's THE Photo Almost Tangible Announces New 'Audio For Good' Release, Hans Christian Andersen's THE FIR TREE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2020

Multi-award winning immersive audio production company releases 'The Fir Tree' by Hans Christian Andersen, an all new translation and adaptation narrated by Carl Prekopp with Les Dennis as the Fir Tree.

Hampstead Theatre's Associate Company, The Mono Box, Launches 'The Monologue Library' Photo Hampstead Theatre's Associate Company, The Mono Box, Launches 'The Monologue Library'
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2020

Hampstead Theatre's Associate Company, The Mono Box, has announced the launch of The Monologue Library, audio recordings of renowned artists performing their favourite theatrical speeches.

CALENDAR GIRLS Heads To Storyhouse Next Week Photo CALENDAR GIRLS Heads To Storyhouse Next Week
by Julie Musbach - Oct 18, 2019

Calendar Girls The Musical comes to Storyhouse in Chester next week for its final tour dates in the North of England.

Ruth Madoc Returns To CALENDAR GIRLS Tour Photo Ruth Madoc Returns To CALENDAR GIRLS Tour
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2019

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth will welcome back Ruth Madoc, who returns to play the role of Jessie in the autumn tour of CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical. Ruth has made a full recovery following an injury earlier this year: a?oeI'm a fighter and I'm back in this wonderful show and I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be.a??

CALENDAR GIRLS Comes to Storyhouse Photo CALENDAR GIRLS Comes to Storyhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019

Calendar Girls The Musical is heading Storyhouse in Chester this Autumn when Gary Barlow and Tim Firth take this heartwarming story from screen to stage.

VIDEO: Hale Barns Carnival Gets Support From Celebrity Blogger Perez Hilton Photo VIDEO: Hale Barns Carnival Gets Support From Celebrity Blogger Perez Hilton
by Marianka Swain - Jul 3, 2019

Celebrity blogger, columnist, and media personality Perez Hilton has shown his support this week for the upcoming Hale Barns Carnival.

Lesley Joseph To Join CALENDAR GIRLS Photo Lesley Joseph To Join CALENDAR GIRLS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2019

Lesley Joseph will join the new cast for the UK & Ireland Tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play.

Further Casting Announced For The RSC Productions Of  THE PROVOKED WIFE and VENICE PR Photo Further Casting Announced For The RSC Productions Of THE PROVOKED WIFE and VENICE PRESERVED
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019

The Royal Shakespeare Company has today announced further casting for its forthcoming double-bill of Restoration plays, John Vanbrugh's The Provoked Wife and Thomas Otway's Venice Preserved. The Provoked Wife, directed by Phillip Breen, plays in repertoire from the 2 May 2019 with Venice Preserved, directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah, running from 24 May 2019 in the Swan Theatre.

Photo Flash: Dolly Parton and More at the Gala Performance of 9 TO 5 in London Photo Photo Flash: Dolly Parton and More at the Gala Performance of 9 TO 5 in London
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019

Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 the Musical gala performance was held last night, Sunday 17th February. Dolly Parton attended the event, along with celebrity guests including Kylie, Graham Norton and Jason Manford.

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