On your marks, get set, bake. Preheat the ovens for the hottest new British musical in town.
If you’re a fan of the reality television series, then you’ll already be familiar with the musical's storyline. Follow eight bakers from all walks of life — carers, sixth form students, dinner ladies, policemen, and vegans — as they compete for the ultimate title of Star Baker. Expect soggy bottoms, strudel slapping, and sabotage in this quintessentially British treat.
Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary adapt the Bake Off television show into The Great British Bake Off Musical in London. They've previously restyled British literary characters for the stage, notably The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾. Now, they've transformed a popular British institution into the sweetest show in town.
Although all the characters are fictional, they’re inspired by famous faces from the Bake Off show: judge Phil Holyhurst is influenced by Paul Hollywood, and Judge Pam Lee wears similar outlandish jewellery to Prue Leith.
Leith praised the musical during its Cheltenham premiere, saying: "It is an uplifting, funny, heartfelt story, which will have you singing and dancing out of the theatre with a huge smile. A theatrical sweet treat. Just what we need right now.”
Who is in The Great British Bake Off Musical cast?
The four-time Olivier Award-nominated actress Haydn Gwynne plays Pam. She’s no stranger to portraying famous people; notably Camilla, the queen consort, in The Windsors. John Owen Jones continues as Phil from the world premiere production in Cheltenham.
What is The Great British Bake Off?
The Great British Bake Off television show sees members of the public compete to be crowned the UK’s best amateur baker. The television series began on the BBC in 2010, with judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Bake Off winners include John Whaite, Nadiya Hussain, Candice Brown, and the 2021 winner Giuseppe Dell’Anno.