You know you’ve made it when your life is either turned into a movie, a broadway show, or a musical…that is aired on the radio. Right? Right. And if Meghan Markle needed more confirmation that she’s “made it,” she can look at the fact that BBC is set to air a musical version of her life on the radio.
The musical will focus on the life of the Duchess of Sussex and it will only play out over 15 minutes. There is a lot of information to cram into those 15 minutes. Like the fact that Meghan used to be on Suits and now she’s married to Prince Harry and shaking things up. Well, I guess it’s not that much information. According to the broadcaster, the show will be like a “Rodgers and Hammerstein”-style show. And if you aren’t familiar with Rodgers and Hammerstein (heads to Wikipedia), they are an iconic musical theatre writing team that wrote music and lyrics for classic stage shows like Oklahoma! and The King and I.
This particular show will be called The Sixth in Line to Be King and I, and it will be a comedy. Meghan will be played by British comedian Pippa Evans, who (heads to Wikipedia again), is well known for her improvisational comedy. The musical is set to air on BBC radio on New Year’s Day. And while Kensington Palace was not reached out to for help with the contents of the show, something tells me they will be totally fine with it as long as the show doesn’t have Meghan duking it out with Kate Middleton or Queen Elizabeth.
This will be a big next couple of months for Meghan who has recently moved to Frogmore Cottage, is set to give birth to her first child in May, and will hopefully please the fans of Suits and make a cameo. Okay, so we wouldn’t hold our breath for that last one.
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