***Please note that performances of Hello, Dolly! have been postponed in response to government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). It is expected to be rescheduled to 2022.***
Stage and screen star Imelda Staunton returns to the West End stage in the iconic role of Dolly Levi as classic musical Hello, Dolly! arrives at the Adelphi Theatre.
Dolly Levi is a meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker who, whilst grieving for her late husband Ephram, travels to Yonkers, New York to find a match for the miserly ‘half-a-millionaire’ Horace Vandergelder. She soon, however, develops her own agenda as she realises the next match she needs to make is for herself.
This classic story is accompanied by a rousing score, featuring iconic songs such as Put on Your Sunday Clothes, Before the Parade Passes By and – of course – Hello, Dolly!
Imelda Staunton, one of Britain’s most prolific and revered actresses, stars as Dolly Levi. She is the winner of four Olivier Awards, three of which are for Best Actress in a Musical for her roles as the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Madame Rose in Gypsy. She was most recently hugely acclaimed for her performance as Sally in the 2017 National Theatre revival of Follies. Staunton will also be familiar to many from her roles in Vera Drake, Pride, and the Harry Potter series.
Other casting includes Andy Nyman (Fiddler on the Roof) as Horace Vandergelder, Jenna Russell (The Bridges of Madison County) as Irene Molloy, Harry Hepple (Follies) as Cornelius Hackl, Tyrone Huntley (Dreamgirls) as Barnaby Tucker, and Clare Halse (42nd Street) as Minnie Faye.
Dominic Cooke directs. Cooke is a National Theatre Associate Director, and has recently directed the critically acclaimed production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in 2016 and the equally revered Follies is 2017. On screen, Cooke recently made his feature directorial debut with On Chesil Beach.
Don’t miss this revival of one of the most iconic musicals of all time; Hello, Dolly!