Michael ‘Cheesy doesn’t even cover it. My organs are a veritable cheese board – but with none of that bizarre jelly stuff. That’s just ick!’ Ball is set to play Edna Turnblad in Hairspray in London’s glittering West End.
Now let’s look at we’re calling a role trajectory – you know, for the sheer fun of it slash to show just how un-fun this casting decision really is:
So we’ve had Divine (genius), we’re getting John Travolta of kissing male gennelmen in a non-sexual way fame any day now (oh) and now we have Michael Ball – who looks like the sort of person who combs his pubes – doing the Edna Turnblad/Arvin Hodgepile combo on a dolly stage come this October (*puts gun to head*). It’s thought The Crankies are in high-level discussions with producers to take over said role when Michael takes his contracted breaks in order to dry-shampoo his cloud of mouse-like hair.
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