Paul Merton to make West End musical debut in ‘Hairspray’ at the London Coliseum!

Adam Spiegel Productions and Fiery Angel have announced that Paul Merton will make his West End musical debut as Wilbur Turnblad in the major new production of Hairspray the Musical at the London Coliseum.

Merton will join the previously announced Michael Ball, who returns to his Olivier Award winning role of Edna Turnblad, Lizzie Bea as Tracy Turnblad, and Marisha Wallace as Motormouth Maybelle, and the newly announced  Rita Simons as Velma Von Tussle, Jonny Amies as Link Larkin, Georgia Anderson as Amber Von Tussle, Kimani Arthur as Inez, Dermot Canavan as Male Authority Figure, Lori Haley Fox as Female Authority Figure, Mari McGinlay as Penny Pingleton, Ashley Samuels as Seaweed J Stubbs, and Michael Vinsen as Corny Collins.

Led by the original, award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, the new production of the multi-award-winning smash hit musical will play a limited 18-week only season at the London Coliseum from Thursday 23 April 2020.

The full company includes: 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.

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