Multi-Olivier and BAFTA Award-winner Imelda Staunton will star in a brand-new production of the much-loved Broadway classic, HELLO, DOLLY!, which will play a strictly limited 10-week summer season at The London Palladium from 6 July to 14 September 2024.
Originally set to open back in 2020 and postponed due to the pandemic, this new production re-unites Staunton with Director Dominic Cooke following the critically acclaimed Follies at the National Theatre.
Joining Staunton in HELLO, DOLLY! are Andy Nyman as Horace Vandergelder, Olivier Award winner Jenna Russell as Irene Molloy, Olivier Award nominee Tyrone Huntley as Barnaby Tucker, and Harry Hepple as Cornelius Hackl.
Meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi 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 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.
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!’
HELLO, DOLLY! also reunites Staunton with producer Michael Harrison. Their production of Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre was awarded the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, and for which Imelda also won the Olivier Award for Best Actress In A Musical for her acclaimed portrayal of Momma Rose.
Further casting for the production will be announced at a later date.
HELLO, DOLLY! is produced by Michael Harrison, Gavin Kalin, Jonathan Church Theatre Productions & Crossroads Live.