‘Welcome to the rhythm of a brand new day, Take your old-fashioned fears, and just throw them away
You should add some color and a fresh new do 'Cause it's time for a star, Who looks just like you’
Join Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair, as she takes on her favorite dancing show and the quest to make it inclusive for all colours and sizes of people. Body positivity and diversity might be buzzwords today but Tracy pioneered them in her own way in Hairspray. Watch the revolutionary musical Hairpsray that has swept audiences across the world!
About the Show
Hairspray is one of the biggest hits in theatre history and has won eight Tony Awards and four Laurence Olivier Awards for its original productions. The musical has been inspired from John Water’s 1988 film of the same name. The uplifting and feel-good production was well received by both critics and audiences, and has performed in various productions throughout the world.
The musical set in the 1960s uses nostalgia and plays with colors in costumes and sets to create a vibrant era that was defined by pop music and individuality. It also explores multiple themes through its characters with the underlying theme of fighting against discrimination of any kind, be it size, race, or sexuality. It is a message that is eternal and makes the musical relevant to any day and age.
Michael Ball will be reprising his role as Tracy Turnblad for which he was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor. He is known for his other roles in ‘Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,’ ‘Passion,’ and ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.’ Watch Hairspray at the London Coliseum for an entertaining night out with the entire family.
Hairspray is a two-act musical that is set in June 1962 in Baltimore, USA. The story is about a plus-sized high-schooler, Tracy Turnblad, who is obsessed with the local dance show ‘The Corny Collins Show’. She is an exuberant girl who loves to dance and can be spotted easily thanks to her big hairdo that needs a lot of hairspray! Life takes a turn when one of the show members drops out for ‘9 months’ and auditions are announced for a new member.
Tracy’s mother Edna is herself plus-sized but unlike her daughter, is an introvert who never gets out of her house. Edna worries that Tracy will be laughed off for her size at the show and refuses to give permission for the auditions. Tracy doesn’t stop and gets the permission from her father Wilbur, but true to her mother’s prediction, is rejected due to her size.
Things start to change when Tracy meets teenage heartthrob Link on the show, who falls for her too. Corny, the main member of the show, watches Tracy dance at the school and brings her to the show which makes Tracy instantly popular. But Tracy has plans to use her fame well and make sure the show offers an equal platform irrespective of size, race, and sexuality. Watch the big-hearted Tracy find a way to make the show ‘now and forevermore’ racially integrated and find out if Link becomes her foreverafter!
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Hairspray Musical London Tickets
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Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for Hairspray. In the interactive seat-map, select the date that you would like to watch the show and check out the seats available for that day. You can filter the seats as per your desired price range and purchase tickets directly.
Hairspray - London Coliseum Ticket Prices
Stalls: £105 - £150
Dress Circle: £66 - £150
Upper Circle: £39 - £66
Balcony: £21 - £33
Hairspray first premiered on Broadway in 2002, followed by a West End production in 2008. The musical has travelled across the world and has been performed even in schools.
The original Broadway production received 12 Tony Award nominations and won 8 of them including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of Musical. The original West End production received 10 Laurence Olivier Award nominations and won 4 of them including Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical.
"Hairspray is as sweet as a show can be without promoting tooth decay."
- The New York Times
"As light and bouncy as a bubble of gum."
- The Guardian
Hairspray Musical London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for Hairspray online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap. Refer to our detailed guide.
Hairspray London TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
The website displays availability of tickets for the current day, along with the following two days. Hairspray TKTS tickets for the show are currently unavailable.
LOTTERY: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
Hairspray London Lottery
Currently, no lotteries are available for this show. Keep a tab on this space for more details.
DAY TICKETS: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
Hairspray London Day Tickets
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and are to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the London Coliseum Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at London Coliseum are currently unavailable for purchase.
Q: Is there a way to purchase & Juliet TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: What time should I arrive at London Coliseum?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Hairspray London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.