Great British Bake Off becomes stage musical

Last Updated on 22 January 2022 by Showcall Editorial Team

A stage musical based on TV’s The Great British Bake Off is to have its world premiere at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre

Great British Bake Off musical
Artwork for Great British Bake Off: The Musical at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre

Hit TV series The Great British Bake Off has been adapted into a new musical comedy that will premiere at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre this summer.

It will follow eight amateur bakers, each with their own stories to tell, as they compete to impress two judges and battle their way to be crowned champion, presided over by a pair of witty presenters.

It will feature an original score by song-writing duo Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary whose past musicals include The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾.

The show is endorsed and created in association with the TV series’ executive producer and co-creator, Richard McKerrow, and the programme’s maker, Love Productions.

It is presented by Mark Goucher Productions whose current repertoire of touring shows includes Priscilla: Queen of the Desert and Hairspray.

Great British Bake Off: The Musical will have its world premiere at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, running from 22 July to 6 August 2022. Casting is yet to be announced.

Mark Goucher said: “The TV phenomenon Great British Bake Off gets to the heart of the nation, and for a long time I felt that it could work wonderfully well on the stage.

“We started working on the production a couple of years ago and, with this talented creative team and in association with the TV show’s creator, I hope we have created a musical comedy that will win over our audiences here at the Everyman Theatre.”

Richard McKerrow added: “This brand-new Bake Off musical has been a creative labour of love that has taken several years of painstaking development. But thanks to Mark and his fantastic team of musical producers and writers, who remained passionately committed to the cause, we really hope that this musical version embraces the soulful warmth and humorous spirit of the television show – and that it proves to be a real treat for all the family and anybody who comes.

“We often say, ‘Love the bakers, love the baking”. Now it’s time to love the singers and love the songs!”

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Mark Ludmon has been a journalist for over 20 years, specialising in theatre, hospitality and drinks after starting in regional daily newspapers. He has an MA in early modern literature and history, focusing on Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and a theatre studies MA from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. He is a former panellist for the Olivier Awards. He tweets at @MarkLudmon.