Hello, Dolly!

After our successful return to the Lewes stage with Sweet Charity we begin the preparations for our production of Hello, Dolly! in spring of next year.

This musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s hit play The Matchmaker bursts with humour, romance, energetic dance and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi a turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain our audience at Lewes Town Hall. The show’s unforgettable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” , “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Elegance” and “It Only Takes a Moment.”

Hello, Dolly! opened on Broadway in 1964 with Carol Channing in the title role and ultimately played for 2,844 performances, making it – at the time – the longest-running Broadway musical in history. The show has been revived a number of times most recently on Broadway in 2017, starring Bette Midler as Dolly Levi.

If you are interested in taking part in the show then come along to our workshops meet the production team and prepare for your auditions.

SHOW DATES – Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th April 2022


We have been advised that an attendee at the launch on Tuesday has tested positive for Covid-19. If you were at the launch, we advise taking a lateral flow test.

REMEMBER – If you have symptoms do not attend rehearsals and please get a test.


Thursday 14th October
Monday 18th October
Thursday 21st October

AUDITIONS – Saturday 23rd October

Director: Hayden Cheyne
Musical Director: Rob Cousins
Choreographer: Joanna McNie
Production Assistants: Gina Cameron and Libby Hannelle

Music and Lyrics by JERRY HERMAN
Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder
Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Gower Champion
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Champion Five, Inc.

This amateur production of
is presented by arrangement with
Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC