Bridget Jones was first a novel by Helen Fielding, which then became an Academy Award-nominated film starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, and now it looks set to be adapted into a West End musical in 2011. The creator of British Bridget, Helen Fielding, is rumoured to be on board the project and is apparently drafting the adaptation of the musical itself which currently does not have any details set in stone.

The immensely popular film tells the story of early-thirties Bridget as she looks for love and tries to improve herself in the new year by recording a diary that tells the truth about her struggles against her age, weight and insecurities.

With no announced cast, theatre or opening night, rumours surround Bridget Jones, the musical. It has been said that admired singer-songwriter Lily Allen is writing the score for the show, ensuring that the musical will be bound for great success. Another rumour is that Two Pints of Larger and a Packet of Crisps star Sheridan Smith will be playing Bridget. Sheridan is no stranger to West End musicals as she is currently playing the lead role in musical Legally Blonde until at least 9th January 2011.

Stay tuned for future blogs announcing more updates on when tickets will become available for Bridget Jones the musical.