The production was set to play at the London Coliseum was set to begin performances on the 1st September.

The producers of Hairspray have today announced rescheduled performance dates for the musical’s run at the London Coliseum, which will now take place 22nd April 2021 until the 29th August.

Until 26th July, all existing ticket holders have priority to move their tickets to a new date. All new ticket purchases can be made from 10am on 27th July.

The production is set to star Michael Ball who will return to reprise his Olivier award winning performance as Edna Turnblad alongside Paul Merton who will be making his West End musical debut as Edna’s husband, Wilbur.

Talking about the news Michael Ball said: “Just like Edna’s famous roll-on foundation garments, it’s been a struggle but it’s finally going on, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Hairspray is the perfect show to help the West End rediscover its joy, energy, talent and relevance. Nothing says “we made it through” better than sitting in a theatre, watching a community facing the huge social issues of their day and conquer them with the help of family, friends, commitment and love….oh and some brilliant songs, spectacular dance routines and huge belly laughs. It’s just the antidote we need. See you there.”

The cast is also set to include Marisha Wallace who will take the role of Motormouth, Lizzie Bea who will make her West End debut in the role of Tracy Turnblad, Rita Simons (Eastenders’ Roxy Mitchell) and Jonny Amies (Granchester on ITV; Sex Education on Netflix/Eleven Film) will also star as Velma Von Tussle and Link Larkin.

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 directed by Jack O’Brien and features choreography by Jerry Mitchell.

Hairspray will play at the London Coliseum from the 22nd April until the 29th August.