Lily Allen’s ‘Bridget Jones’ musical set for 2012 debut

Singer confirms her first songs for the project will be heard 'sometime next year'

Lily Allen has said she has almost finished writing the songs to accompany a new musical version of Bridget Jones’ Diary.

The singer, who has been attached to the project since it was first announced, has said that the musical, which is set to debut in London‘s West End, will do so “sometime next year”.

Speaking to Elle Magazine, Allen said of her music career: “I’m still writing. I’m just writing for other people. I’ve nearly finished a musical. I think it’ll be out sometime next year.”

The singer also reaffirmed her commitment to retiring from the frontline of pop stardom, saying she just can’t face going on tour, but that she does miss playing live.

She said: “I can’t commit to going on tour for seven months and leaving Sam [new husband Sam Cooper]. I really miss singing my songs to people and seeing the reaction on their faces. It’s one of the most special things you can do, or it was for me.”