Scots global singing sensation Susan Boyle will be joining the cast of ‘I Dreamed a Dream,’ the musical based on her life story, at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen next April.
Her appearance in the exclusive 11-week tour across the UK and Ireland which opens at Newcastle Theatre Royal in March – with HMT as the second venue on the tour and the first Scottish date - will be the first opportunity for people to watch her perform in the UK on stage since the Britain’s Got Talent tour in 2009.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the musical about my life story and very much looking forward to stepping on stage and performing with the cast,” said Susan.
“It is an honest portrayal of my life and has been a cathartic process to be involved in.”
Leading an outstanding cast and orchestra and taking on the lead role of Susan Boyle is renowned actress Elaine C Smith, star of the hit West End stage play Calendar Girls, famed for her portrayal of Mary Doll in Rab C Nesbitt on BBC Television and a panto favourite at HMT.
“It’s obviously an amazing challenge as a performer to be asked and involved in a project as fantastic as this,” says Elaine C Smith, of I Dreamed a Dream.
“There’s a lot of pressure to get it accurate and to honour Susan’s life story but to do it in a way that is funny, moving and magical and, as the writers, producers and performers, we’re doing our best to achieve that.
“We’ve been working towards this for the last 18 months but it’s now really exciting to see the whole thing come to fruition and to be working with Susan on such a wonderful event.”
Tickets for I Dreamed A Dream at His Majesty’s Theatre, from Tuesday to Saturday, April 3 to 7, are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at (01224) 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.