Clare Halse and Harry Hepple also join
four-time Olivier Award winner IMELDA STAUNTON
Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell
Jerry Herman’s unforgettable score includes
Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Before the Parade Passes By,
It Only Takes a Moment and Hello, Dolly!
Strictly limited season begins at Adelphi Theatre on 11 August 2020
Today Michael Harrison and David Ian are thrilled to announce full casting for Hello, Dolly! as one of the most iconic musicals of all time comes to the Adelphi Theatre this summer. This brand new production is headlined by Imelda Staunton, as she reunites with director Dominic Cooke, following the critically acclaimed production of Follies at the National Theatre.
With an unforgettable score by the legendary Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances at the Adelphi Theatre in London on Tuesday 11 August 2020 for a strictly limited 30-week season (Press Night: Thursday 27 August 2020).
Joining the previously announced Imelda Staunton, Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell will be Clare Halse, who will play Minnie Fay. She starred in the lead role of Peggy Sawyer in the iconic Broadway musical 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Her West End credits also include Gypsy and A White Christmas.
Harry Hepple, who will play Cornelius Hackl, has previously performed in Follies at the National Theatre and Romantics Anonymous at Bristol Old Vic.
Tyrone Huntley, who will play Barnaby Tucker. Tyrone was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as Judas in the widely acclaimed production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. He was also previously in the original London casts of Dreamgirls and The Book of Mormon.
Andy Nyman, who will play Horace Vandergelder, is a multi-award winning actor, writer and director. Most recently he won unanimous acclaim and is Olivier Award nominated for his memorable portrayal of Tevye in the celebrated production of Fiddler On The Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory and its subsequent transfer to the Playhouse Theatre.
Nyman’s acting credits include the Royal Court production of Hangmen and the West End hit Ghost Stories, which he also created and starred in the film adaptation. His various TV roles include Winston Churchill in Peaky Blinders and he has frequently collaborated with illusionist Derren Brown, co-writing and co-directing four of his stage shows.
Olivier Award winner Jenna Russell will play Irene Molloy. Jenna recently starred in the UK premiere of The Bridges of Madison County. She won an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2006 for her performance in Sunday In The Park With George at the Menier Chocolate Factory (a performance she later reprised on Broadway) and was nominated for her work in the Menier’s 2012 revival of Merrily We Roll Along. She also appeared in the acclaimed, London premiere production of Fun Home the Young Vic.
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.
The full cast also includes: Craig Armstrong, Gemma Atkins, Jenni Bowden, Alan Bradshaw, Natalie Chua, Joshua Clemetson, Brendan Cull, Bessy Ewa, Isaac Gryn, Ashlee Irish, Jodie Jacobs, Paul Kemble,
Emily Langham, Amira Matthews, Sarah Marie Maxwell, Laura Medforth, Matt Overfield, Angelo Paragoso, Tom Partridge, Wendy Lee Purdy, Edwin Ray, Phil Snowden, Bree Smith, Christine Tucker, Gavin Wilkinson and Liam Wrate.
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. 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 ‘Hello, Dolly!’.
Imelda Staunton and Dominic Cooke most recently worked together to spectacular effect with the critically acclaimed National Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. Now Hello, Dolly! reunites star and director in this classic Broadway musical.
Hello, Dolly! also reunites Imelda Staunton with producers Michael Harrison and David Ian. 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.
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HELLO, DOLLY! – LISTINGS INFORMATION
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Directed by Dominic Cooke
From Thursday 11 August 2020
Press Night: Thursday 27 August 2020
For 30 weeks only
Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm; matinees Wednesday & Saturday at 2:30pm
In the first week of previews there will be no midweek matinee
Extra Performances: Monday’s 7 September 2020, 23 November 2020 and 1 March 2021
Check website for Christmas performance schedule
On Sale from Friday 22 November 2019
IMELDA STAUNTON CBE is a celebrated English stage and screen actress. Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she appeared in a vast number of high-profile plays and musicals in London, including “The Wizard of Oz,” “Uncle Vanya,” “Into the Woods,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Entertainment Mr Sloane” and “Good People.” In 2015, Staunton starred as Rose in Jonathan Kent’s revival of “Gypsy,” opening to rave reviews and for which she won the Olivier Award for best actress in a musical. In 2017, Staunton appeared as Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” at the Harold Pinter Theatre and as Sally in “Follies” at the Royal National Theatre. In total for her theatre work, Staunton as earned 11 Olivier nominations, winning four.
Her career on the big screen has also been extensive and successful. She appeared in Kenneth Branagh’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” Ang Lee’s “Sense and Sensibility,” John Madden’s “Shakespeare in Love,” Mike Leigh’s “Vera Drake,” Kirk Jones’ “Nanny McPhee,” Matthew Warchus’ “Pride,” as well as David Yates’ “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” again directed by David Yates, and playing the terrifying role of Professor Dolores Jane Umbridge.
Staunton lent her voice to the characters of Margaret Claus in Sarah Smith’s “Arthur Christmas,” Queen Victoria in Peter Lord’s “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!,” a role which won her a nomination for an Annie Award for voice acting, and Aunt Lucy in the first instalment of “Paddington,” directed by Paul King.
Her on screen work has also received much acclaim. For her role as Vera Drake, Staunton won a BAFTA Award for best actress in a leading role, a British Independent Film Award for best actress and an Evening Standard British Film Award for best actress, to name just a few. She also received Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominations. Her second BAFTA nomination, this time for best actress in a supporting role, came for her role as Hefina Headon in the critically-acclaimed “Pride,” which won her a British Independent Film Award.
Staunton is also well known to television audiences. She appeared in “The Singing Detective,” “Midsomer Murders” and the comedy drama series “Is It Legal?,” which aired on ITV and Channel 4 from 1995 to 1998. In 1995, she starred in the HBO movie “Citizen X,” and in 2007 she appeared in the five part BBC series “Cranford.” More recently, in 2012, she portrayed Alma Reville, wife of Alfred Hitchcock, in the HBO television film “The Girl,” opposite Toby Jones and Sienna Miller. This role won her BAFTA and Primetime Emmy Award® nominations.
In 2017, Staunton played Sandra in “Finding Your Feet,” directed by Richard Loncraine, and she returned to voice the character of Aunt Lucy in “Paddington 2,” directed once again by Paul King. More recently, she played Lady Bagshaw in the highly successful film adaptation of “Downton Abbey” as well as playing Karen Edwards in ITV’s “A Confession”, the real life story of Detective Steve Fulcher, written by Jeff Pope and directed by Paul Andrew Williams
Her upcoming projects include the first co-production between Apple TV and BBC Studios, “Alabama” and the lead in ITV’s new four part crime drama, “Flesh and Blood.”