- Posted By: Glenn Rice on: Fri, 24th May 2013 at 9:47am
I Can’t Sing! – The X-Factor Musical will open at the London Palladium on 26 March 2014. The ‘musical about a musical’ will be directed by double Olivier Award- winner Sean Foley, whose West End credits include the successful production of The Ladykillers. The show is written by comedian Harry Hill and features music by Steve Brown.
I Can’t Sing! will include caricatures of X- Factor judges Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole as well as the notoriously nasty Simon Cowell.
Although Cowell’s company Syco is co- producing the show along with Stage Entertainment, Cowell himself hasn’t been involved so far and trusts his creative team to make the show a hit.
He has however commented that when he watched preliminary workshops for the show he found the parody of himself 'the funniest thing I’ve ever seen'.
I Can’t Sing! is currently mid- casting and will star ‘bright new talents’, as the director feels that casting recognised performers would 'undermine the idea of the show’.
Harry Hill has promised an eclectic array of acts in the show, including a man in an iron lung, a talking dog and a singing hunchback.
Hill has received 3 BAFTAs, 7 British Comedy Awards and a Golden Rose of Montreux for his work in stage comedy, and for hugely popular TV shows The Harry Hill Show and TV Burp.
Acclaimed composer and lyricist Steve Brown’s earlier credits include Spend, Spend, Spend in the West End and Spitting Image, Laura Mvula, and TV Burp for television.
Sean Foley was the co-founder of The Right Size comedy group. Plays he has directed in the West End include The Play What I Wrote, The Ladykillers and What The Butler Saw.
More information and tickets for I Can’t Sing! – The X-Factor Musical at the London Palladium wil be available through DiscountTheatre.com soon.