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Paul Merton to star in Hairspray at the London Coliseum

Friday, 24th Jan 2020  

Paul Merton

Paul Merton will make his West End musical debut as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray at the London Coliseum. He's best known as one of the team captains for BBC’s Have I Got News For You and is also an award-winning novelist. 

He'll be joined by Rita Simons as Velma Von Tussle and Jonny Amies who makes his West End debut as Link Larkin, best known for starring in ITV’s Grantchester and Netflix’s Sex Education.  

They will join the Olivier Award-winning Michael Ball as Edna Turnblad, alongside Lizzie Bea as Tracy Turnblad and Marisha Wallace as Motormouth Maybelle.

The cast is completed by Georgia Anderson, Kimani Arthur, Dermot Canavan, Lori Haley Fox, Mari McGinlay, Ashley Samuels, Michael Vinsen and Imogen Bailey, Pearce Barron, Jordan Benjamin, Nicholas Collier, Joel Cooper, Luke George, Christopher Gopaul, Winny Herbert, Chris Howell, Lily Laight, Hannah Grace Lawson, Madeleine Lawton, Holly Liburd, Will Luckett, Mireia Mambo, Kody Mortimer, Robyn Rose, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Kibong Tanji, Amy West and Natalie Woods.

Get ready to see this high-energy musical in the West End and book your Hairspray tickets now!

Please note: Paul Merton will not be performing on the following days: Thu 23 April 7.30pm, Thu 30 April 7.30pm, Thu 07 May 7.30pm, Thu 14 May 7.30pm, Thu 21 May 7.30pm, Thu 28 May 7.30pm, Thu 04 June 7.30pm and Thu 13 to Sat 22 August (inclusive).

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