Imelda Staunton to star in Hello Dolly revival at the Adelphi Theatre in 2020

Hello Dolly! is to be revived in London in August 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre starring Imelda Staunton in a production directed by Dominic Cooke.

Imelda Staunton Hello Dolly Adelphi Theatre
Imelda Staunton

Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian are to produce a revival of Jerry Herman’s iconic musical Hello Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre, London from August 2020.  This revival will see Imelda Staunton play Dolly Levi reuniting her with Dominic Cooke who directed her in the National Theatre’s production of Follies.

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award-winning Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, as she travels to Yonkers, New York to find a match for the miserly, unmarried ‘half-a-millionaire’ Horace Vandergelder. But everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is for herself.

With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (La Cage aux Folles, Mack and Mabel, Mame) and book by Michael Stewart (42nd Street, Mack and Mabel, Barnum), Hello, Dolly! is one of the most iconic musicals of all time. Jerry Herman’s timeless score includes ‘Put On Your Sunday Clothes’, ‘Ribbons Down My Back’, ‘Before the Parade Passes By’, ‘Elegance’, ‘It Only Takes a Moment’ and of course, ‘Hello, Dolly!’.

Imelda Staunton commented: “Well, I’m delighted and daunted in equal measure to be doing a new production of Hello, Dolly! in London next year. I am so excited to be working again with Dominic Cooke, Michael Harrison and David Ian, and we all can’t wait to bring Hello, Dolly! – which is a truly joyous show – back to the West End after all these years. “

Hello Dolly! will begin performances on 11 August 2020 for a strictly limited 30 week season.

Further casting for the production will be announced at a later date.


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