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Hairspray

Theatre, Musicals London Coliseum , Covent Garden Thursday April 23 2020 - Sunday July 19 2020
Hairspray, Michael Ball, 2019

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Michael Ball reprises his Olivier-winning role as Edna Turnblad as the feelgood musical returns for the summer

Since 2015, English National Opera has dabbled increasingly with the world of musical theatre, usually staging its own short, starry revivals of neglected musical hits at the end of its spring seasons, while throwing open its doors to guest musicals over the summers. This would appear to be going out of the window for 2020, when the Coliseum will simply host one long (12-week) revival of big-hearted, acceptance-preaching, ’60s-homaging musical ‘Hairspray’. It’s being billed as a new production, though fans of the original – which closed in 2010 – are unlikely to be disappointed, as it reunites director Jack O’Brie, choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and star Michael Ball, who will reprise his Olivier-winning turn as Edna Turnblad, mother to the show's irrepressible teenage heroine Tracey.

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Venue name: London Coliseum
Address: St Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4ES
Transport: Tube: Charing Cross
Price: £20-£95
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm , or later when a show is on

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