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Hello, Dolly! London

Hello Dolly! is coming to London in 2020! The brand-new production of the classic Broadway musical is set to find its home in the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End, with multi Olivier and Bafta Award-winning actress Imelda Staunton set to star as Dolly. Imelda Staunton is reunited with renowned Director Dominic Cooke, following the success of the critically acclaimed production of Follies at the National Theatre. The legendary Jerry Herman is set to head up music and lyrics, with book by Michael Stewart for the London rendition of one of the most iconic musicals of all time. 

About Hello, Dolly! The Musical

Hello, Dolly! is the hit Broadway musical set in New York at the turn of the century, which follows matchmaker Dolly Levi as she heads for Yonkers to weave a web of romance and woo the notable ‘half a millionaire’, Horace Vandergelder. The lovable Dolly is both a brassy matchmaker and professional meddler, helping men and women to find love. As a widow, Dolly decides it’s about time she found herself a match and sets her sights on the affluent yet miserly half-millionaire Horace Vandergelder. Additional characters appearing in the show include Ambrose Kemper, Irene Molloy, Cornelius Hacki, Minnie Fay and Barnaby Tucker, amongst others, as Dolly has some fun along the way helping others find love too. 

A story full of meddling, mischief and charm, Hello, Dolly! is not to be missed once the hit musical makes its much-anticipated return to the stage in London. Don’t miss your chance to get tickets to see Hello, Dolly! in London in 2020!

Hello, Dolly! History:

The story of Hello, Dolly! has its roots in the English play A Day Well Spent by John Oxenford in 1835. The play went through several adaptions in the 20th century, before being revised and retitled as The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder in 1955. The Matchmaker gave Dolly a central role and the show quickly became a hit. The Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! premiered in 1964 and has been revived four times, with the last edition starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce. The most recent production of the hit musical was a huge success, winning four Tony Awards including ‘Best Revival of a Musical.’ Previous actresses playing Dolly include Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Mary Martin, Samantha Spiro along with actor Danny La Rue. Barbra Streisand played Dolly, opposite Walter Matthau as Horace and Michael Crawford as Cornelius, in a film adaptation directed by Gene Kelly in 1969. Imelda Staunton will play Dolly in the upcoming London musical. 

Hello, Dolly! London - West End History:

Hello, Dolly! first opened in the West End in 1965, playing in London for three runs in 1979, 1984 and 2009, with the musical also touring the UK in 1989. Carol Channing previously appeared in the London show along as has Samantha Spiro, who won the Olivier Award for her performance as Dolly in 2009. As of 2019, Hello, Dolly! is yet to return to London’s West End, though fans remain hopeful of its transfer from Broadway. Hello, Dolly! is set to return to London’s West End following a transfer from Broadway and will be playing at the Adelphi Theatre in London. 

Hello, Dolly! Soundtrack:

Hello, Dolly! features a Tony Award Winning and Academy Award Nominated soundtrack which has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. With some of musical theatres’ most instantly recognisable tunes and Jerry Herman’s timeless score, the show includes classic songs such as 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes’, ‘Ribbons Down My Back’, ‘Before the Parade Passes By’, ‘Elegance’ ‘It Only Takes a Moment’ and of course, ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Discover More About the Hello, Dolly! Musical:

Read our previous feature article about Hello, Dolly! on Broadway here.

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