About the show
Where is it showing?Hello, Dolly! is playing at the Adelphi Theatre.
When does it open?The musical opens on 11 August 2020.
What is it about?New York socialite Dolly Levi has made a nice business out of matchmaking for high-class clients. Charged with finding almost-millionaire Horace Vandergelder a wife, she ends up arranging meet-cutes for his niece, and a widow-turned-milliner named Irene Molloy. But this shrewd schemer is always on the lookout for new opportunities, and soon sets out to secure her own happy (and favourable) engagement.
Featuring a score including “Before the Parade Passes By” and “It Takes a Woman”, Hello, Dolly! is a brilliantly feel-good musical from the creatives behind Mame and 42nd Street.
Who is in it?Imelda Staunton stars as Dolly Levi, returning to the West End for the first time since Follies at the National Theatre in 2017. She is a four-time Olivier Award winner for shows including Sweeney Todd and Gypsy and is best known on screen as Professor Umbridge in the Harry Potter films.
Staunton is joined by Tony Award nominee Jenna Russell (Fun Home; Sunday in the Park with George) as Irene Molloy, Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories) as Horace Vandergelder, Harry Hepple as Cornelius Hackl, Clare Halse as Minnie Fay and Tyrone Huntley as Barnaby Tucker.
Who is the creative team?Hello, Dolly! is directed by Dominic Cooke, former Artistic Director at the Royal Court Theatre and four-time Olivier Award winner, from a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Cooke previously worked with Imelda Staunton on the National Theatre’s revival of Follies in 2017.
How long is it?A running time is to be confirmed.
Recommended forAnyone who enjoyed Imelda Staunton’s star turn in Follies shouldn’t miss out on tickets for Hello, Dolly!, which is sure to be a gloriously fun evening of entertainment. Fans of classic musical theatre should also book for this must-see event.
Age Recommendations: TBC