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Full Cast Announced for Susan Boyle Bio-Musical I Dreamed a Dream

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

Full casting has been announced for I Dreamed a Dream, the new musical based on the life story of Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle, according to The international tour will launch with an engagement at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal beginning on March 23.

The musical follows Susan Boyle’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings to global icon and features signature songs from her multi-platinum selling albums.

As previously reported, the role of Boyle will be played by Elaine C Smith, while Boyle herself will make “special guest appearances”. The roles of Boyle’s parents will be played by James Paterson and Karen Mann; the role of Lorraine Campbell, Boyle’s childhood friend, will be played by Ashleigh Gray; her manager Andy Stephens will be played by Jeffrey Harmer, and Liz Ewing will take the role of school teacher Mrs Johnstone.

All other roles throughout the production will be played by Gordon Cooper, Anne Smith, Frances Mayli McCann, David Haydn and Alan McHugh, who co-wrote the show alongside Elaine C Smith.

Following Newcastle, the production will then tour to Aberdeen, Bradford, Liverpool, Dublin, Bristol, Southend, Cardiff, Birmingham, Inverness and Manchester.

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