Imelda Staunton To Star In Hello, Dolly!

Published Mon, 6 November 2023

Get ready, London, because the iconic musical "Hello, Dolly!" is set to dazzle audiences in the West End in 2024. Imelda Staunton, celebrated for her roles on stage and screen, will lead the cast in this timeless production, directed by Dominic Cooke, known for his work on "Follies." With a rich history dating back over five decades, "Hello, Dolly!" promises to be a spectacular event for theatre enthusiasts.

Inspired by Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker," this show weaves a delightful tale of Dolly Levi, a charismatic socialite who takes it upon herself to play matchmaker for those around her, all while pursuing her own search for love. The musical features beloved tunes like "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Ribbons Down My Back," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Elegance," "It Only Takes a Moment," and, of course, the titular "Hello, Dolly!"

Imelda Staunton, renowned for her versatility, is thrilled to reunite with director Dominic Cooke after their successful collaboration on "Follies" at the National Theatre in 2017. Staunton, fresh from her role in "The Crown," eagerly anticipates her role as Dolly Levi, one of the most iconic characters in musical theatre.

The London Palladium will host this spectacular production, with a ten-week run commencing on July 6, 2024. The show will officially open on July 18, 2024, and conclude on September 14, 2024. Staunton expressed her excitement, stating, "Dolly Levi is one of the great characters in musical theatre, and I can't wait to join the company in bringing our new production to the iconic London Palladium."

Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of "Hello, Dolly!" when it graces the West End in 2024. It promises to be a truly joyous and unforgettable event.