New performance dates have been announced for Hairspray at the London Coliseum – after the musical was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The production, which stars Michael Ball, Marisha Wallace and Paul Merton, was originally due to begin a 12-week run from April 23.
Now the musical will begin performances on September 1 and run until November 8.
Until May 4, all existing ticket holders have priority to move their tickets to a new date. New ticket purchases can be made from May 5.
English National Opera, which usually stages a season during this time, has said it is “working hard to create a new season of work” at the Coliseum an in other venues across the UK, with an announcement to be made in the coming weeks.
A statement from the venue added: “We stage musicals at the London Coliseum in order to help us fund as much opera as possible.
“This income is of even more importance due to our current closure. Staging opera is still English National Opera’s main priority.”
Adam Spiegel, co-producer of Hairspray, said: “We are pleased that, with the support of everyone at the London Coliseum, we are able today to announce rescheduled dates for Hairspray.
“I would also like to thank everyone who has worked to ensure the season is able to take place later in the year, and when we are able to do so, we look forward to welcoming audiences and bringing people together again in a way only the theatre can.”
Hairspray is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions and Fiery Angel.