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Producers Robert Mackintosh with Julian Stoneman have announced that the world premiere of Alexander McQueen biopic, McQueen will run at the St James Theatre, a fringe venue in Victoria, from 12 May to 6 June 2015, with an official opening on 19 May 2015.
Written by James Phillips and directed by John Caird, the play has been described as a journey into the visionary imagination and dark dream world of Alexander McQueen, fashion's greatest contemporary artist.
"Set on a single London night, it is more than a bio-play. It is stepping into the fairy story landscape of McQueen's mind, the landscape seen in his immortal shows, where with a dress an urchin can become an Amazon, where beauty might just help us survive the night. A girl has watched McQueen's Mayfair house for eleven consecutive days. Tonight she climbs down from her watching tree and breaks into his house, to steal a dress, to become someone special. He catches her, but, instead of calling the police, they embark together on a journey through London and into his heart."
The production will feature designs by David Farley, choreography by Christopher Marney, lighting by David Howe, sound by John Leonard, and video and projection design by Tim Bird. Cast for the production is yet to be announced.
John Caird is an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where his work includes over 20 productions of classic and new plays including co-productions with Trevor Nunn of 'Nicholas Nickleby', 'Peter Pan' and 'Les Misérables'.