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

86%
(26 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
4%
Negative
4%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (26)

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104 Reviews | 11 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.

77 Reviews | 1 Follower
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.

47 Reviews | 2 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

39 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Delightful

See it if Joyous!

Don't see it if N/A

38 Reviews | 2 Followers
80
Great acting, Epic, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if A fun epic musical, with great big numbers. A fun night at the theatre with some more heartfelt moments included as well.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals.

33 Reviews | 3 Followers
88
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love the film and enjoy light hearted, upbeat musicals with lots of sparkles and razzle dazzle!

Don't see it if you don’t like the film, or prefer a more serious piece of theatre

31 Reviews | 2 Followers
82
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love to be welcomed to the 60s with the nicest kids in town !

Don't see it if You hate feel good shows.

30 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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