I Dreamed A Dream, the new musical based on the life story of the global singing sensation Susan Boyle, starring UK actress Elaine C Smith in the title role, will run for limited seasons next year in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre from May 31 and in Sydney at The Theatre Royal from July 4.
Susan Boyle said “I am thrilled that Australian audiences will have the opportunity to see the incredibly talented Elaine C. Smith in Ed Curtis’ amazing production of my official story. This has been an incredible ride and I hope to have the opportunity to visit Australia again when the production opens in Melbourne in May, 2013″.
The musical tells the story of Susan Boyle’s life, from her birth – and the hand which life dealt her – up to the present day. From her humble beginnings of being born into a large working class family, and sharing a three-bedroomed council house with a family of ten…to where she is today – a global star and an inspiration to millions – a woman who beat the odds and changed the way the world looked at people.
I Dreamed a Dream takes the audience through the experiences which have made Susan the woman she has become; the pain of lost love, the heart-breaking tragedy and loss of the anchors in her life, and being cut adrift in a lonely, threatening world, then finding strength and solace in her faith, to the life changing experience of Britain’s Got Talent.
An orchestra, a multi-talented cast, and cutting edge multimedia technology, along with many of the well-known songs from Susan’s record-breaking albums, will take audiences on Susan’s journey for what promises to be a magical theatrical experience.
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