SuBo to star as herself in musical of her life

SuBo's rise to global super-stardom has been meteoric

SCOTTISH singing sensation is to star in a musical about her life.

While the Blackburn songstress will not take the lead role for most of the show, she will appear as herself in the finale.

For the rest of I Dreamed A Dream Elaine C Smith, best known for starring in the BBC show Rab C Nesbitt, has been lined up to portray the singer.

The 50-year-old Britain’s Got Talent star said she was “thrilled” to be taking part.

SuBo said: “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.

“It is an honest portrayal of my life and has been a cathartic process to be involved in.”


The show will premiere at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal next March before touring the UK.

She captured the nation's hearts after singing I Dreamed A Dream in Britain's Got Talent

It will be the first time SuBo has appeared on stage in the UK since taking part in the Britain’s Got Talent tour in 2009.

She missed several dates of the tour, amid fears for her health. The singer had been treated for exhaustion shortly before the concert dates began.

The show will follow SuBo from her humble beginnings in the small West Lothian town through to her meteoric rise to global stardom after her stunning rendition of I Dreamed A Dream, from the musical Les Miserables, on the TV talent show.

“Having Susan join the cast to perform the finale of her musical is amazing for both ourselves and audiences across the UK and Ireland,” producer Michael Harrison said.

Smith, who is currently starring in the West End show Calendar Girls, said playing Boyle was an “amazing challenge”.

She added: “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.”