As reported by the Albemarle of London website, TV star Barry Humphries' beloved character, Dame Edna Everage, will return to the London stage in April. A spokesperson for the Haymarket Theatre said the show, Edna - The Spectacle, begins previews April 8 and opens April 25. Edna is a dotty, dowdy lady who hosts a chat show, in many ways a predecessor of this country's current Ru Paul show. Humphries, however, is a respected male actor, last seen in London as Fagin in Oliver!.
-- By David Lefkowitz