About Hairspray

It turns out you really can’t stop the beat

In these extraordinary times, we’re not able to begin performances on 23 April as planned… but fear not! Our dancing feet will be arriving in the West End from 1 September – 8 November instead.

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 1 September for a strictly limited 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…. Don’t miss out – book now!

Now Starring

Michael Ball
Paul Merton

Performance dates & times

You can book from 29-May-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: Paul Merton will not be performing on Thursday evenings.

PLEASE NOTE MICHAEL BALL’S HOLIDAY DATES ARE TO BE CONFIRMED

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