Lily Allen’s hopes for her Bridget Jones’ Diary musical

Lily Allen

Lily Allen has said she is hopeful her Bridget Jones’ Diary musical will finally see the light of day.

The Bridget Jones musical, which includes songs written by Lily Allen, is a theatrical adaptation based on Helen Fielding’s iconic character Bridget Jones, a thirty-something single woman navigating life and love in London.

This character first came to prominence through Fielding’s newspaper column in The Independent in 1995, which then led to a series of bestselling novels and successful film adaptations starring Renée Zellweger as Bridget.

Lily Allen, the British pop star known for her sharp lyrics and distinct musical style, was tasked with writing the music and lyrics for the show, alongside Greg Kurstin and Karen Poole. Helen Fielding is set to pen the book.

The musical has been in the works for the best part of 15 year, with Allen recently taking to social media to comment on the show.

Replying to a fan bringing up the topic of the musical’s never-ending development, Allen commented: “Ugh these songs are so good. I have to believe that it will happen one day.”

In a previous update ten years ago, Allen said she wasn’t sure if the show would “ever see the light of day”

She told “It’s finished and it’s brilliant. But I don’t know if it will ever see the light of day.”

The hitmaker said she she couldn’t give further details on what was happening behind the scenes, but shared her favourite song: “It’s called Yummy and it’s Bridget singing to a fridge.”

A first workshop of the show in 2009 featured Julian Webber, Harry Enfield and the late Victoria Wood.

A further workshop in 2011 included Sheridan Smith.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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