The X Factor Musical - Palladium from 27 Feb 2014
I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical, a new musical comedy, will open at the London Palladium 26 March 2014, following previews from 27 Feb.
Tickets are on sale for preview performances to 25 March, tickets go on sale 1 Sep 2013 for the main run.
The musical was originally going to be called X Factor - It’s Time To Face The Musical!, but this has now been changed!
Directed by Sean Foley, it has music and lyrics from Steve Brown featuring 19 new songs, with book and lyrics by Harry Hill.
Harry Hill and Steve Brown said: “We’d been umm-ing and ahh-ing about the title for a while…then it hit us…‘I Can’t Sing!’. It also happens to be the title of one of the funniest songs in the show and we hope hints at the direction we’re taking this production. We think it’s also the only musical for a while with a singing hunchback, a talking dog and a man on an iron lung…but we’d have to Google that to be sure. We’re thrilled to be bringing this all singing, all dancing, all mickey-taking spectacular to the home of entertainment itself, The London Palladium. We’re pretty certain that you won’t have seen anything like it before and it’s great that Simon is backing it 4500%...Roll on March 2014!”
I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical goes behind the microphone and under the judges’ desk to reveal the (not necessarily accurate) story of heartache and laughter. Meet Chenice who lives in an ITV blackspot because her Grandad’s iron lung interferes with the signal in her caravan, and the only girl in the world who has never heard of The X Factor. When she accidentally stumbles into the audition queue with her talking dog, she starts a journey to both stardom and love. Along the way she’s joined by contestants with vastly varying degrees of ability, some judges you might well recognise and Max, a handsome ukulele playing plumber and part time eco-warrior.
It has choreography by Kate Prince, designs by Es Devlin, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Gareth Owen, and musical supervisor is Phillip Bateman. Produced by Stage Entertainment UK and Syco Entertainment .