Hairspray (London Coliseum)
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Hairspray (London Coliseum)
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Hairspray (London Coliseum) London Reviews and Tickets

87%
(39 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
3%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Absorbing

About the Show

Michael Ball stars in the award-winning stage musical about dance, love and big hair-dos. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (39)

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51 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Great writing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy 'big' musicals with larger than life characters and hilarious writing, that also manage to deliver heavy themes with respect.

Don't see it if You'd prefer something 'smaller', or if you prefer more serious pieces.

55 Reviews | 2 Followers
95
Delightful

See it if Joyous!

Don't see it if N/A

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
90
Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a show filled with youthful joy and energy, brimming with excellent songs that are instantly catchy and memorable.

Don't see it if you don't want any kind of nuance from the film version.

139 Reviews | 4 Followers
85
Big hair dos’, Family friendly, Extravaganza, Sweet natured, Cheery

See it if you enjoy relentlessly happy vibrant high energy fantastic dancing & great songs. Hard to keep a smile off your face. Phenomenal cast!

Don't see it if family friendly musicals aren’t your preferred choice of theatre.

88 Reviews | 1 Follower
82
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You love a good musical. It’s fun and silly but has poignant moment.

Don't see it if You have no sense of fun!

63 Reviews | 4 Followers
76
Relevant, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like the music and the film.

Don't see it if You can’t get seats close to the stage. Read more

91 Reviews | 5 Followers
75
Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like the classical musicals.

Don't see it if -

44 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed the film. You like big flashy musicals. Catchy songs, big dance numbers. Funny with a heart and some thought provoking moments.

Don't see it if You don’t like big flashy musicals.

Critic Reviews (3)

The Guardian (UK)
June 30th, 2021

All the elements are there, in bundles. There is no weak link in the performances either. The show weaves elements of gospel with cabaret, pantomime, musical hall comedy and classic West End show musicality. This runs its own risk of disharmony and entertainment overkill, but it unites those forms, excelling at them all.
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WhatsOnStage
June 30th, 2021

It is hard to imagine a show more suited to ushering in a post-pandemic era of lavish crowd-pleasing theatre. Ultimately, you'd have to be a pretty miserable soul not to enjoy this uplifting belter of a musical. It's a little like being force fed vitamins. Truly life-enhancing: great fun but so much more.
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The Arts Desk
July 1st, 2021

For all these splendid performances, the night needs a star in whom we can believe and we get one in Lizzie Bea. She gives us a Tracy Turnblad brimming with charm and wit, artless but bright, vulnerable but determined.
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