Various sources on the internet, among them Playbill, have informed that Helen Fielding’s “Bridget Jones’s Diary is being adapted as a stage musical.
According to a report in London’s Daily Mail, Fielding has been working on the book for the musical for several months, though no director, composer or cast are yet attached. But at a private reading of the work-in-progress of the book, held recently in London, it is reported that Jack Davenport played the Grant role of Daniel Cleaver, and Victoria Wood and Hary Enfield were also featured in a variety of roles.
While I’d love to see an adaption of BJD that does not include Renée Zellweger features Jack Davenport (I think he’d do a fantastic job in the role of Daniel Cleaver), there are two bits about this information which take down the excitement a peg or two:
- The quoted source is the Daily Fail. Which is a failpaper on failprint written by failporters.
- “Stage Musical”. Which probably means that singing is involved.
Oh well. I’m watching the Eurovision Song Contest right now, there are people who’d do worse…
Still, it would be hilarious and awesome, and I’d be first in line for tickets, so let’s all keep an eye on this…