Helen Fielding‘s beloved Bridget Jones character transitioned successfully from a column in the Independent, to two hugely successful novels (Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason), to the screen, earning an Academy Award nomination for Renee Zellweger.
And now, the Guardian reports that it may become a musical, with the score written by British recording artist/actress Lily Allen.
According to the Guardian, Allen “is rumoured to be working with author Helen Fielding to bring a show to London’s West End next year.” (Although so far she’s only finished one number, “a song about poor Bridget contemplating her fridge.”)
Would you see a Bridget Jones musical?
For more on books-to-musicals, see posts on Arthur Phillips’ The Song is You and Lee Smith’s and Jill McCorkle’s short story stage adaptation.