This new production is directed by Dominic Cooke, who worked with Staunton in a superlative revival of Follies (National Theatre). Based on Thornton Wilder's farcical plat The Matchmaker, with a book by Michael Stewart (42nd Street) and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (La Cage aux Folles), Hello Dolly! is an enduring hit with a multi award-winning film version and regular revivals all around the world.
With songs including 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes', 'Ribbons Down My Back' and 'Before the Parade Passes By', it offers plum potential for Imelda Staunton's powerful voice. 'Well, I'm delighted and daunted in equal measure to be doing a new production of Hello, Dolly!,' Staunton said, descringing the show as 'joyous'.
The show follows widowed matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi as she tries to find a wife for cantankerous Yonkers businessman Horace Vandergelder. But Dolly has her own motives, and manages to engineer and adventure that goes exactly her own way.
|What||Hello Dolly! Adelphi Theatre|
|Where||Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London, WC2R 0NS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
11 Aug 20 – 06 Mar 21, 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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