Remaining time: 

BRIDGET JONES THE MUSICAL IN 2012?

Still there has been no official announcement of when the stage production of Bridget Jones the Musical will reach the West End, but it appears the workshop rehearsals are going well and the official announcement should be any day soon.

The musical production is being scripted by original writer of Bridget Jones' Diary, Helen Fieldman in collaboration with Stephen Daldry and Peter Darling of Billy Elliot fame.

Lily Allen has written 12 songs for the musical.  Helen Fielding has been quoted as saying, "It’s going to give a new perspective. Lily Allen has completed the songs and they’re fantastic. The music is a really catchy, unusual mixture of all different styles of music. I think people will love it.”  She has been praised by Elton John for taking on the job who called her "Britain's best lyricist".

Currently at workshop stage with Sheridan Smith in the role of Bridget Jones, rehearsals appear to be going well with the Helen Fielding tweeting to Sheridan Smith, ""You're a bloody genius, darling. You ARE Bridget Jones" and, more recently, "missed you too ... you were so fab".  Sheridan Smith herself says that if the workshop progresses to a West End production for next year then she will take on the role.

With huge West End success behind her for her award winning lead role in Legally Blonde and in Flare Path earlier this year it seems likely the announcement confirming her new role can't be far away!

Keep checking our website for further news.

[posted by Louise, 17/08/2011]


 



Related news

Giles Terera drops out of upcoming Old Vic play, The American Clock, while Clarke Peters and Sule Rimi join cast

Posted on | By Ephram Ryan |

Former Hamilton star Giles Terera has announced his withdrawal from the roles of Robertson, Moe 3... Read more

Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre tickets

Performance dates and official on-sale date announced for West End return of Mary Poppins

Posted on | By Ephram Ryan |

Chim chim cher-ee! The West End is as lucky, as lucky can be! The highly anticipated revival of the Ma... Read more

Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in a new London production of The Starry Messenger at Wyndham’s Theatre

Posted on | By Ephram Ryan |

It is officially announced today that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off actor Matthew Broderick will... Read more

Follow us for instant updates and special offers

Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new West End shows and exclusive ticket discounts. We value your privacy. You can unsubscribe at any time. But we hope you won’t!