SINGER Susan Boyle will appear in a Bradford musical based on her life story.

The global singing sensation will be joining the cast of I Dreamed a Dream during its 11 week tour across the UK and Ireland, which arrives at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from April 10-14 next year.

Susan’s appearance in the musical will be the first opportunity for people to watch her perform in the UK on stage since the Britain’s Got Talent tour in 2009.

She said: “I am thrilled to be a part of the musical about my life story and very much looking forward to stepping on stage and performing with the cast.

“It is an honest portrayal of my life and has been a cathartic process to be involved in.”

But taking on the lead role will be Elaine C Smith, star of the hit West End stage play Calendar Girls, who is best known for her portrayal of Mary Doll on BBC’s Rab C Nesbitt programme.

Tickets are from £14 to £39,50 from the Bradford Alhambra Theatre box office on 01274 432000 or