Susan Boyle’s life story to be told in new stage musical

I Dreamed A Dream to tell the incredible true-life story of Susan Boyle.

Susan Boyle and Elaine C Smith
Susan Boyle and Elaine C Smith

International singing star Susan Boyle, who found fame through TV talent competition Britain’s Got Talent and has gone on to sell millions of records worldwide, will get a stage musical about her life.

I Dreamed A Dream will chart the rise of Boyle and will play theatres in the UK and internationally from 2012.

Over 300 million people watched Susan Boyle on YouTube perform I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables and she has gone on to win release two albums which have sold over 14 million copies worldwide.

In the musical, the part of Susan will be played by Scottish comedienne and actress Elaine C Smith (Rab C Nesbitt) and 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.”

Susan Boyle said; “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.”

The show will have its world premiere at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle on 23 March 2012 before a National and international tour.


Theatre Royal Newcastle website



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