The Great British Bake Off is now a musical. Seriously.

Noel, Prue, Paul and Matt with The Bakers.
Noel, Prue, Paul and Matt with The Bakers. /

So you consider yourself the biggest fan of The Great British Bake Off (or The Great British Baking Show as it’s called here in the States) on the planet. You have seen each season more times than you can count, have all the books and follow all the bakers on Instagram.

In fact, you are such a big fan that in your eyes, there can never be too much Great British Bake Off. You’d watch the show all year round if you had the chance. They could turn the series into just about anything and you would consider it a good thing.

Well, as the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for.

It is being reported by Mashable that this summer The Great British Bake Off: The Musical will make its debut at the Everyman Theater in Cheltenham, England. No, that isn’t a typo. Someone has turned the most popular baking competition on television into a stage musical.

And no, this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke. The musical has the blessing and has been developed with the help of Love Productions, the company that produces The Great British Bake Off. The television show that is. I guess now we have to be more specific.

The Great British Bake Off: The Musical makes its premiere this summer.

The musical is being directed by Rachel Kavanaugh with music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary and Jake Brunger.

So what is The Great British Baking Show: The Musical about exactly? Glad you asked. According to the Everyman Theater’s website, the synopsis for the show is:

"Follow the trials and tribulations of our bakers, all with their own stories to tell and as unique from one another as their marvelous baked creations. Find out who will triumph as Star Baker, and who will fall foul of a soggy bottom. Expect heart-warming characters, ounces of laughter and mouth watering music in this brand-new and original British musical, suitable for the whole family."

For some reason I keep picturing a Paul Hollywood-type character singing about proofing bread and an entire song and dance production about the Hollywood Handshake.

If you are that much of a Great British Bake Off fan and need to see it, the show will be running from July 22 until August 8 and tickets are now on sale. No word yet if it will be making its way across the pond to America as of yet.

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