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Imelda Staunton returns to West End Stage in Hello, Dolly! revival in the summer of 2024


Get ready to say "Hello, Dolly!". Imelda Staunton will star as Dolly Levi in the highly-anticipated revival of Hello, Dolly! at the London Palladium from 6 July to 14 September 2024.

Following the Tony-winning 2017 Broadway revival starring Bette Midler and the August 2020 Adelphi Theatre revival, Imelda Staunton takes over as matchmaker extraordinaire Dolly Levi under Dominic Cooke's direction. 

What's Hello, Dolly! about?

Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart co-wrote the musical Hello, Dolly!, inspired by Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. The story is about the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, a talented individual who accepts the task of matching the frugal semi-millionaire Horace Vandergelder with a compatible partner. But in an unexpected turn of events, Horace starts to show his affection for Dolly, resulting in a charming and endearing story of laughter and love. 

The cast and creatives

In this outstanding production, Imelda Staunton is joined by Andy Nyman as Horace Vandergelder, Jenna Russell as Irene Molloy, Tyrone Huntley as Barnaby Tucker, and Harry Hepple as Cornelius Hackl. The production features sets and costumes by Rae Smith, sound by Paul Groothius, musical direction by Nick Skilbeck, choreography by Bill Dreamer, video design by Finn Ross and lighting by Jon Clark.

Hello, Dolly! through the years

Hello, Dolly! has a rich history that dates back to its origins in John Oxenford's play, A Day Well Spent. The musical underwent several adaptations before becoming the Broadway sensation we know today. Despite initial criticism during tryouts, it became a Broadway hit, winning multiple Tony Awards and captivating audiences for over 2,800 performances.