The production was originally due to begin performances at the London Coliseum this month.

Producers have today announced new dates for the award winning musical at the London Coliseum later this year. It has been confirmed the production will now begin performances on the 1st September and will run for a limited ten week season until the 8th November.

It was also confirmed that until the 4th May, all existing ticket holders have priority to move their tickets to a new date. All new ticket purchases can be made from Tuesday 5 May.

Talking about the news, Adam Spiegel, the 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”.

The production, directed by Jack O’Brien, is set to see Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award winning performance as Edna Turnblad, alongside comedian Paul Merton, who will be making his West End musical debut as Edna’s husband, Wilbur. The cast is also set to include Marisha Wallace as Motormouth and Rita Simons as Velma Van Tussle.

Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big dreams. Can she make it on the local TV dance show, win the heart of teen heartthrob Link Larkin and bring everyone together – whatever their colour, size or hairdo? Well if you want a change, you’ve really got to shake things up!

The production is also set to include choreography by Jerry Mitchell, costume design by William Ivey Long and set design by David Rockwell.

Hairspray will play at the London Coliseum from the 1st September until the 8th November.