Michael Ball to star in West End revival of Hairspray

Michael Ball will reprise his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in a major West End revival Hairspray the Musical in 2020.

The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum from next April for a strictly limited 12-week season.

Based on the cult John Waters movie, Hairspray is a colourful, fun and vibrant show which follows Tracy Turnblad – a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart – as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular dance show.

The original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell return to the hit musical which features the infectiously feel-good songs Good Morning Baltimore, You Can’t Stop the Beat and Big, Blonde and Beautiful.

The original London production ran for three years at the Shaftesbury theatre where it played over 1,000 performances and grossed over £50 million in the UK, becoming the longest running show at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 40 years.

Further casting for the musical will be announced.

Hairspray The Musical is booking from 1 September 2020 until 8 November 2020 at the London Coliseum.

UPDATE: This article was amended on 3 April to update re-scheduled dates for this production. Previously scheduled to run from 23 April 2020 until 30 August 2020 at the London Coliseum.

📷 Main photo: Michael Ball

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