HAIRSPRAY, the musical about a plump girl's pitch for stardom, is to end its run at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 28 March.
"Every show, even a big, glorious hit show like this one, has a natural life and for now it's time for Hairspray to leave London," said Bill Taylor, CEO of Stage Entertainment UK, the production company behind the musical.
In its time, Hairspray has been one of the major hits of the West End stage, taking Olivier awards aplenty and bringing in star name performers like Go-Go's singer Belinda Carlisle comedian Phil Jupitus.
From February that tactic continues, with Monkees legend Micky Dolenz and Brian Conley joining the cast until the final curtain falls.
Final curtain for London that is, as, after closing at the Shaftesbury, Hairspray is to tour the UK.