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The full casting has been announced for the forthcoming West End revival of Hello, Dolly!
The iconic musical opens at London’s Adelphi Theatre on Tuesday 11 August 2020, for a strictly limited 30-week run.
The new additions join the four-time Olivier Award-winner Imelda Stauton, Andy Nyman, and Jenna Russell in the cast of the forthcoming production, which will be directed by Dominic Cooke.
Leading the latest announcement is the news that Clare Halse is set to play Minnie Fay. Halse recently starred in the lead role of Peggy Sawyer in the musical 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and her West End credits also include Gypsy and A White Christmas.
Harry Hepple will play Cornelius Hackl in the forthcoming production. Hepple’s credits include Follies at the National Theatre and Romantics Anonymous at Bristol Old Vic.
The latest announcement is rounded off by the news that Tyrone Huntley, who received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance as Judas in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar, is set to play Barnaby Tucker in Hello, Dolly!
Andy Nyman, who received an Olivier Award nomination for his portrayal of Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof, is set to play Horace Vandergelder in the forthcoming production.
Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award-winner Imelda Staunton plays Dolly Levi in the musical whilst Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell is set to portray Irene Molloy.
The full cast also includes: Craig Armstrong, Gemma Atkins, Jenni Bowden, Alan Bradshaw, Natalie Chua, Joshua Clemetson, Brendan Cull, Bessy Ewa, Isaac Gryn, Ashlee Irish, Jodie Jacobs, Paul Kemble, Emily Langham, Amira Matthews, Sarah Marie Maxwell, Laura Medforth, Matt Overfield, Angelo Paragoso, Tom Partridge, Wendy Lee Purdy, Edwin Ray, Phil Snowden, Bree Smith, Christine Tucker, Gavin Wilkinson and Liam Wrate.
The hilarious Hello, Dolly! follows socialite-turned-matchmaker Dolly Levi, who travels to Yonkers in search of love for the grumpy, “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergeldee, before deciding that as a widow herself, she deserves to find love and sets her sights on the aforementioned grump.
Hello, Dolly! will run for a strictly limited 30-week season from 11 August 2020 – 6 March 2021 at London’s Adelphi Theatre.
Tickets to see Hello, Dolly! are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.