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Dream Casting: Jeremy Corbyn the Musical

With the news of a new musical about the Labour leader, we look at who we'd like to see play Jezza and his colleagues

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He's only been Labour leader for a matter of months and already he has prompted an entire new musical about his life. Jeremy Corbyn the Musical: The Motorcycle Diaries has been written by Bobby Friedman and Rupert Myers and will run at Waterloo East theatre in April.

Here's who we think should play Jezza and his besties.

Jeremy Corbyn - Bernard Cribbins

He's got the beard, he's got the musical experience and we haven't seen him onstage in ages. We'd love to see the 87-year-old narrator of The Wombles try his hand at Jeremy Corbyn. Let's start a petition.

Diane Abbott - Sharon D Clarke

Who else to play Corbyn's one-time love Dianne Abbot than the brilliant Sharon D Clarke? We know she's about to open in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom but maybe she could take a week or two out for this?

Vladimir Putin - Mads Mikkelsen

We REALLY wanted to have Dobby the House Elf play Putin, but because he's not a real living human being, he can't be on our dream casting. So we went for the next best choice, the Danish blood-weeping Bond actor. Who actually does look quite a lot like the Russian president.

David Cameron - David Walliams

Some people think the PM is a bit of an ass, so Walliams will be able to draw on his experience playing Bottom in Michael Grandage's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Ed Miliband - Lin-Manuel Miranda

Miliband got all street with his 'hell yes!' retort to Jeremy Paxman during the run up to last year's election, so who better to play him than the king of Hip Hopera Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Tony Blair - Michael Sheen

Sheen has played Blair a ridiculous number of times (The Deal, The Queen, and The Special Relationship). So who are we to stop a tradition? Plus he can do his voice perfectly.

Boris Johnson - Matt Lucas

We're sorry Matt but when we considered who to cast as the loveable bumbling fool and Mayor of London we thought of you straight away. Plus it will see him teaming up with Walliams again. Forget Cameron's 'Big Society', let's have Boris' 'Little Britain'.

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