Hello, Dolly! starring Imelda Staunton has confirmed its West End run has been delayed, with new dates to be announced.
The production had been due to open at the Adelphi Theatre in August and run for 30 weeks, however producers Michael Harrison and David Ian have now said this will not take place due to the desired length of the run no longer being possible due to Covid-19.
However, they have said the show will still run, at a time yet to be specified. A joint statement from Harrison and Ian said: "Whilst we are naturally disappointed that we aren’t able to stage the show this summer, we are completely committed to Hello, Dolly! Dominic Cooke’s new production is set to have a cast of 34 and an orchestra of 18 musicians.
"This, coupled with Rae Smith’s stunning new designs, means we do not want to compromise the length of run, so postponing until the time is right and schedules permit is the best option, but plans are already underway for the new season which we will announce as soon as we can. Dolly will most certainly be back where she belongs.”
Hello, Dolly! has music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart. Confirmed cast members for the new West End production include Staunton, Andy Nyman, Jenna Russell, Tyrone Huntley and Clare Halse.