Bridget Jones the Musical is "still happening" according to Helen Fielding
The long talked about and eagerly anticipated musical adaptation of Bridget Jones' Diary is apparently "still happening" according to the original writer Helen Fielding. In an interview on This Morning to promote the third Bridget Jones Film 'Bridget Jones's Baby', Fielding said "I'm really excited about a musical. It depends on whether the theatre is available. It's very spontaneous"...confirming that we can expect it "in the next few years."
A musical version of the popular novel has been on the cards for a number of years, and was originally set to star Sheridan Smith and have a score by Lily Allen. Following numerous workshops the project has been put on hold many times, but Fielding told This Morning that "I've written it – well I haven't finished...but yes, I hope it's happening!" She confirmed that show had had a lot of work put into it in workshops, commenting that "with musicals, everyone comes together, and then they flutter off again!".
News of the musical adaptation was first released back in 2009, and in 2010 it was confirmed that Stephen Daldry, and Peter Darling would serve as director and choreographer. Pop star Lily Allen confirmed in 2014 that her score for the show had been completed, but it was later revealed that Fielding had completed a new treatment of the show and Allen's music was being replaced.
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