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Sweeney Todd to return to London's West End?
London theatre fans could soon be watching Sweeney Todd in the West End again.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
It has been reported that the musical Sweeney Todd could be making its way back to the West End next year.
Appearing on Jonathan Ross's BBC One chat show last week, actor Michael Ball confirmed that he would be starring in a revival of the show.
However, WhatsonStage.com suggests that this could stop for a while in the West End after beginning in Chichester.
Ball said he would be moving on to Sweeney Todd as his next project after he finishes playing Edna in the touring version of Hairspray later this year.
He commented that he enjoys dressing in drag for the role, as it adds an extra dimension to the character.
"With it being a bloke you can laugh with, but it's not laughing at the character of Edna," the actor added.
Imelda Staunton is to be Ball's co-star in Sweeney Todd, he said.
Sweeney Todd first appeared in the West End in 1980 and was revived in 1993.