The Great British Bake Off Musical, seen at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham this past summer, will transfer to London's West End next year. The new musical, inspired by the long-running U.K. hit reality competition series The Great British Bake Off, will play a 12-week run at the Noël Coward Theatre February 25-May 13, 2023.
The Great British Bake Off Musical features a book and lyrics by Jake Brunger and music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary. Rachel Kavanaugh directs. Like the TV show, the musical follows the amateur bakers as they seek to impress the judges and battle their way to be crowned Star Baker.
The cast will be led by John Owen Jones (Les Misèrables), reprising his role as silver-fox judge Phil Hollinghurst, joined by Scott Paige (The Addams Family) as a presenter with "contestants" Claire Moore (Mary Poppins), Catriana Sandison (Evita), Charlotte Wakefield (The Boy In The Dress), Damian Humbley (Merrily We Roll Along), Jay Saighal (Hedda Gabler), Michael Cahill (Martin Guerre), and Aharon Rayner. Additional casting will be announced.
The original creative team includes choreographer Georgina Lamb, set, costume, and cake designer Alice Power, lighting designer Ben Cracknell, sound designer Ben Harrison, orchestrator Tom Curran, musical supervisor Mark Collins, assistant musical director Chris Poon, and casting director Jim Arnold.
Created in association with Richard McKerrow and the producers of the TV show, Love Productions, the new musical comedy is presented by Mark Goucher Productions. The TV program was co-created by Anna Beattie and McKerrow.