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Hello, Dolly! postponed

MICHAEL Harrison and David Ian have announced that their new production of Hello, Dolly! has been postponed.

Hello, Dolly! was due to begin performances at the Adelphi Theatre in London on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 for a 30-week season. New season details and all further information will be announced at a later date.

Ticket holders do not need to do anything. The point of purchase will be in touch soon about refunds.

Michael Harrison and David 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.”

With music and lyrics by the legendary 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.

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!

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award-winning Imelda 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.

This production of Hello, Dolly! will also reunite Imelda Staunton with director Dominic Cooke. The pair most recently worked together to spectacular effect on the critically acclaimed National Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies.

Hello, Dolly! also reunites Imelda Staunton with producers Michael Harrison and David Ian. Their production of Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, with Staunton winning the Olivier Award for Best Actress In A Musical for her acclaimed portrayal of Momma Rose.