Susan Boyle, who shot to worldwide fame after appearing on UK TV talent show Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, is reportedly planning to star in a musical about her life.
The Scottish singer is apparently in talks to take the lead role in a new stage production about her rise to fame. “I’m definitely going to be on stage. I’d rather that than having to sit watching people up there looking like me,” she said.
“I want to be doing the music parts, so I’ll be coming in and out of the show. I’m looking forward to doing some live work. It’ll be really nice to see so many of the people who have supported me in person.”
The show will chronicle the 49-year-old star’s modest life in Blackburn, West Lothian, the period when she lived alone with her cat and her rise to fame. And according to reports, producers are planning to take the show on a huge UK tour late next year.
“Susan has incredibly loyal fans. People will be traveling from all over the world to see her perform in her own musical,” an insider said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them book tickets to watch it five nights in a row.”