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Look who’s back! Don’t miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad

“The iconic, inspirational & uplifting musical is on for a limited run, starring Michael Ball in his critically-acclaimed role. You just can't stop the beat!”


Following a record-breaking run at Shaftesbury Theatre in 2007, the iconic, inspirational and fabulously uplifting musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum for a limited run, starring Michael Ball in his critically-acclaimed role.

Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big dreams. Can she make it on the local TV dance show, win the heart of teen heartthrob Link Larkin and bring everyone together – whatever their colour, size or hairdo? Well if you want a change, you’ve really got to shake things up!

From the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and featuring the infectiously feel-good songs Good Morning Baltimore, You Can’t Stop the Beat and Big, Blonde and Beautiful this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical sensation is back and bigger than ever.

Tickets are in very high demand for the 12-week run. Don’t miss out - book now!

Please Note:

* Michael Ball will not be performing at the following performances: 17 August & 14 September

* Les Dennis will not be performing on the following performances: 16, 21, 23 & 28 September.

Critic reviews

With more heart and much more hair than ever

West End Wilma

Nothing short of groundbreaking

The Upcoming

Big, bold, and beautiful

Theatre Weekly

Joyous revival bounces back into the West End

Broadway World

Great fun but so much more


Enormous fun with Michael Ball and Les Dennis leading the way

The Times

Fitting joyful fanfare to herald the West End blossoming into life again

London Box Office

There was no mistaking the joy of this shared experience

Musical Theatre Review

Brings the beat and a big heart back to the West End

London Theatre

Les Dennis plus dance equals fun

The Telegraph

Terrific performances

The Stage

Unstoppably joyous musical lights up the West End

The Guardian

Sweet but dated show

Evening Standard

Date & time

Until 29 Sep
Mon 21 Jun - Wed 29 Sep 2021
3pm, 4pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 15 mins


St. Martin's Lane WC2N 4ES London, UK · Get Directions
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