Entertainment & Arts

Susan Boyle's life set for stage show

Susan Boyle and Elaine C Smith
Image caption The show will tour the country next year

The life of Susan Boyle, who found fame on Britain's Got Talent in 2009, is to be made into a stage musical, it has been announced.

The singer surprised judges with her rendition of the Les Miserables song I Dreamed A Dream. Her performance went on to become a YouTube hit.

"I never thought my life story would end up on the stage," Boyle said.

Elaine C Smith will play the 50-year-old from Scotland, who has sold over 14 million albums worldwide.

"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," Boyle said.

The show, which will tour the country next year, will be produced by Michael Harrison.

"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," he said.

"It's got all the qualities of a fairytale, but with the added bonus of being absolutely true."

Boyle ended up as runner-up in the Britain's Got Talent final in 2009, losing out in the public vote on the ITV1 show to dance group Diversity.

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