Susan Boyle: The Musical – in 2012

Susan Boyle and Elaine Smith
Susan Boyle and Elaine Smith

When she stepped on the the stage in the reality TV series Britain’s Got Talent, in 2009, the Scottish singer Susan Boyle (pictured, left) became an overnight sensation. Her rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ (from Les Miserables) was viewed by over 300 million people, and millions more via YouTube.
After being pipped at the post on Britian’s Got Talent, Boyle went on to record two albums, selling over 14 million copies. Now, she brings her life story to the stage.

Charting her meteoric rise from obscurity to international stardom, the musical, ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ will open in Newcastle, England on 23 March 2012, (almost three years exactly from her debut on the world stage). The show will tour internationally soon after.

“I am happy that the musical is being produced, I never thought my life story would end up on the stage but a lot has happened in two years and it is a very exciting prospect. I hope everyone enjoys the show and I promise there will be a few surprises along the way”, Susan Boyle has said.

Susan will be played by Elaine C Smith (pictured, right), famed for her role in Rab C Nesbitt and a particular favourite of Susan. The show will be produced by Michael Harrison.

Michael Harrison said; “She is an inspiring woman and her story is an excellent one to tell – someone with a raw talent who surprises the world and overturns all the odds to make a new life for herself. It’s got all the qualities of a fairytale, but with the added bonus of being absolutely true. I am looking forward to the tour very much.”

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Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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