About Hairspray

LIMITED SEASON FROM 1 SEPTEMBER – 8 NOVEMBER 2020

These are extraordinary times, so I'm sure you understand that in line with the current suspension of performances across the West End, we’re not able to begin performances on 23 April as planned.

But don't worry - you can't stop the beat!

Performances of Hairspray at the London Coliseum are being rescheduled to begin on Tuesday 1 September.

If you have already booked tickets we will be in touch with you directly with your options. You will also have priority until Monday 4 May to move your tickets to a new performance – Tuesday 1 September – Sunday 8 November.

Public booking reopens on Tuesday 5 May.

Hairspray the Musical is back and starring the West End’s hottest couple! Don’t miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad alongside star of Have I Got News For You, Paul Merton, as husband Wilbur. The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum from 23 April for a strictly limited 18-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.

It’s the show that gives maximum lift…but for 18 weeks only. Don’t miss out – book now!

Now Starring

Michael Ball
Paul Merton

Performance dates & times

You can book from 10-Apr-2020 to 07-Nov-2020.

Mon
  • -
Tue
  • 19:30
Wed
  • 15:00
  • 19:30
Thu
  • 19:30
Fri
  • 19:30
Sat
  • 15:00
  • 19:30
Sun
  • 16:00

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE: Michael Ball will not perform at both performances on 2 July and 21 & 22 July evening performances

Paul Merton will not perform on the following evening performances: 23, 30 April, 7, 14, 21, 28 May, 4 June and  13 - 22 August.

London Coliseum

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4ES
  • Nearest Bus stop: 24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
  • Parking: Q-Park: Chinatown (5mins) / Other: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279 / 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Northern
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible