Star of stage and screen Michael Ball to return to Ipswich Regent on April 9, 2015

Michael Ball performs on stage at the Ipswich Regent in 2011

Michael Ball performs on stage at the Ipswich Regent in 2011

Double Olivier award-winner Michael Ball is coming to the Ipswich Regent next year as part of his If Everyone Was Listening tour.

The musical theatre star, multi-platinum recording artist and radio and TV presenter’s latest solo album, also called If Everyone Was Listening, is out November 17.

It features 15 tracks, including individual classics, award-winners and contemporary songs spanning the years from 1960-2013.

Since making his West End debut as Marius in the original London cast of Les Misérables, Ball has gone on to star in shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray and Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

As a singer he has sold millions of albums and DVDs around the world, performing everywhere from Australia and China to America and Singapore.

Ball also has his own show, Sunday Night with Michael Ball, on BBC Radio 2 and is a regular guest presenter on Lorraine, This Morning and other shows.

He recently finished shooting the Victoria Wood BBC TV film That Day We Sang with Imelda Staunton.

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Ball is coming to the Regent on April 9. Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday.

You can still read Wayne Savage’s 2013 interview with the star, where he talks about false boobs, misbehaving trapdoors and more here.