New Musical I Dreamed A Dream to Tell Susan Boyle's Life Story

Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer who shot to fame thanks to the youtube clip of her singing "I Dreamed a Dream" on the British TV talent show "Britain's Got Talent," will have her life story re-told as a musical.

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

The show, which will also be called I Dreamed A Dream, will begin performances at Newcastle's Theatre Royal March 23, 2012, before embarking on a U.K. tour.

Boyle will be played by Elaine C. Smith, best known for her role on TV's "Rab C Nesbitt" and a particular favorite of Boyle's.

In a press statement, Boyle commented, "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."

Producer Michael Harrison added, "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."

Tickets for the Newcastle run go on sale from July 7. To book tickets, contact the box office on 08448 112121, or visit