Michael Ball will reprise his role as Edna Turnblad as Hairspray is set to return to London for a summer run at the London Coliseum next year. Ball appeared in the musical when it last ran in London, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre from October 2007. He has since appeared in Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street, for which he won an Olivier award, and is set to appear in the all-star concert production of Les Miserables, opening at the Gielgud this summer.
With music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the musical is set in Baltimore and tells the story of Tracy Turnblad who auditions for a part on her favourite TV show. It features the songs Good Morning Baltimore, I Can Hear Bells, Big, Blonde and Beautiful and You Can’t Stop the Beat.
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