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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Get ready for SuBo -- the musical

Singing star Susan Boyle is to see the story of her rise to worldwide success brought to life in a new stage musical.

Actress Elaine C Smith (above right with Susan) -- best known for her role as Rab C Nesbitt's wife Mary -- will portray the unlikely chart star, who found fame through Britain's Got Talent.

I Dreamed A Dream will open next year and will tour for at least six months.

SuBo has sold more than 14 million albums and set new chart records since her first jaw-dropping performance on BGT, which instantly plucked her from obscurity.

She said: "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."

Producer 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."

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