On your marks, get set, sing! Great British Bake Off musical is heading to London’s West End
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 18
Bake Off is beyond beloved (Picture: Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions)

The grip that has on the nation is truly a wondrous phenomenon, filled with fluffy sponges, soggy bottoms and beautifully-snapping biscuits.

The show is now expanding into the realm of the theatre, with an official musical inspired by the programme making its way to ’s West End.

No, you’re not dreaming. This is really happening.

The famous Bake Off tent will be setting up camp at the Noël Coward Theatre in the English capital – and there isn’t long to wait until the show begins its run.

The Great British Bake Off Musical – with book and lyrics by Jake Brunger and music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary – is going to be commencing from February 2023, with later this month.

While we’re hoping the production will spread just as much joy as the TV series it’s based on, several fans couldn’t help but express their befuddlement that a Bake Off musical is a thing that actually exists.

‘Had to check date then. Thought it was 1st of April,’ one person tweeted in response to the announcement, while another wrote: ‘Is this seriously a thing?’

‘What in the name of God is going on,’ another bemused person wrote,’ while someone else piped up with a punny joke to quip: ‘I’ve heard of some daft things, but this takes the biscuit!’

However, some people who have seen the show – having first been shown between July and August this year at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham – assured others that it is a worthy watch.

‘For any musical lovers out there, don’t hesitate in going to see this. I saw it during its initial run in Cheltenham and it was superb!’ one person promised.

‘I saw this in the summer at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham and it was really good, would recommend it!’ someone else chimed in.

Carole became the latest baker to leave the tent last week (Picture: Channel 4)

Others expressed their unbridled excitement, with one Twitter user saying ‘what a fantastic time to be alive’ in response to the news.

‘I’m already obsessed with everything about this,’ someone tweeted, with another admitting they hope that the production includes ‘a solo about the time that old lady sabotaged that man by removing his baked Alaska from the freezer’.

Don’t we all.

The latest episode of Bake Off is set to air tonight, with this week’s theme being all about Halloween for the first time ever on the show.

After Carole’s elimination in Dessert Week, there are now seven bakers left in the competition: Abdul, Dawn, Janusz, Kevin, Maxy, Sandro and Syabira.

The Great British Bake Off airs tonight at 8pm on Channel 4 and All 4.