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Hairspray - West End

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 from next April for a strictly limited 12-week season.

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.


Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Tuesday - 7:30 pm

Wednesday - 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Thursday - 7:30 pm

Friday - 7:30 pm

Saturday - 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday - 4:00 pm

London Coliseum

(London, )
St. Martin's Lane WC2N 4ES
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by Alexa Criscitiello - June 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!
by Alexa Criscitiello - June 17, 2021
Marisha Wallace will take on the role of Motormouth in Hairspray at the London Coliseum running 21 June through 29 September 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - April 16, 2020
Lizzie Bea, the star of the West End revival of Hairspray the Musical hit social media today to bring fans a sneak peek of her performance!
by Alexa Criscitiello - April 2, 2020
The multi-award-winning smash hit musical Hairspray has announced new dates for its limited West End return.
by Stephi Wild - February 24, 2020
Hairspray is hitting the road again in 2020-21! It can now be confirmed that the tour will open at Leicester Curve on 20 August and will visit the following venues in 2020: Manchester Palace, Bradford Alhambra, Blackpool Winter Gardens, Aylesbury Waterside, Birmingham Hippodrome, Glasgow Kings Theatre, Northampton Royal and Derngate, Woking New Victoria, Liverpool Empire and Brighton Theatre Royal.  
by Fiona Scott - February 22, 2020
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe recently shared the Gielgud Theatre stage as Javert and Jean Valjean respectively in Les Miserables: The Staged Concert. They now return to the stage, in their third UK tour as a double act and launched their 10-date tour in Glasgow this evening.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - February 19, 2020
Good Morning Baltimore! We chat to the cast of Hairspray about iconic songs, the rehearsal process and returning to the West End.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - February 19, 2020
You can't stop the beat! Hairspray is coming back to the West End, and to celebrate this exciting return, two of the show's cast members performed numbers from the show. Watch the video below!
by Marianka Swain - February 18, 2020
Today, the West End revival of HAIRSPRAY had its official launch! Michael Ball will be reprising his Olivier Award-winning turn as Edna Turnblad, and the show plays at the London Coliseum for 18 weeks only from 23 April. Check out photographs of the cast below!
by Alexa Criscitiello - January 23, 2020
The hit musical Hairspray is returning to the West End! Tonight the production announced that actor Paul Merton will be joining the cast in the role of Wilbur Turnblad.
by Alexa Criscitiello - October 24, 2019
Lizzie Bea and Marisha Wallace join the cast of the West End revival of Hairspray!