Friday, August 27

Duncan Bannatyne – The Musical!

Dragon’s Den Duncan Bannatyne has a musical depicting his affair, divorce and rise from ice cream seller to multi-millionaire entrepreneur.  The two-hour unauthorised account by award-winning director Gordon McDougall is based on Bannatyne’s book Anyone Can Do It.

Bannatyne's character sings about the trials in his life, including his court martial for trying to throw a Navy officer overboard.

The play will premiere in November in Shepton Mallet in Somerset. Ironically this is the same place the Bannatyne Group rescued a luxury hotel from going bust and saved the four-star; Grade II listed Charlton House from administrators earlier this year, saving 62 jobs.

Bannatyne was born in Clydebank and spent years in the Royal Navy until his dishonourable discharge, which included a spell in military prison. He bought an ice cream van for £450 which laid the basis for his £320million fortune

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