Previews started on 5th March for I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical, having been postponed from the earlier date of 27th February, due to technical problems needing to be ironed out.
Producers said Wednesday’s show at the London Palladium was a natural time for “ironing out” problems. The musical is due to open on 26th March.
In a statement, the team behind the musical said: “We have a huge and ambitious set, which is thrilling our audiences when they see it, but we’re aware that the turnaround between acts needs to be quicker and our technical teams continue to work extremely hard on shortening it.” “The preview period for any new West End show is, by its nature, a time for ironing out any issues and we fully recognise there’s still work to do on the interval length, which is getting shorter all the time, and we thank everyone for their patience.”
They added: “We’ve had an absolutely terrific response from our preview audiences, with standing ovations each night so far.”
I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical goes behind the microphones and under the judges’ desks at the biggest show on earth and reveals the (not necessarily accurate) tale of heartache and laughter which keeps millions of us glued to TV’s top talent show week after week.
Irreverent, anarchic, yet strangely touching, this spectacular musical comedy features a host of new and deliriously funny songs that can’t fail to delight, whether you’re a fan of The X Factor or a sceptic.
On the surface it’s the story of one girl’s journey in search of triumph in the final round of the X-Factor. But the fun of I Can’t Sing! is all in the getting there.
As well as hilarious songs there’s a veritable sideshow’s worth of barmy oddities on display, including a singing hunchback, a man on an iron lung and a talking dog. In short, it’s a West End musical like nothing Theatreland has ever played host to before.
I Can’t Sing! stars former EastEnders actor Nigel Harman as X Factor supremo Simon Cowell in the show about a young woman who auditions and finds fame on the reality show. It also features other characters based on past and present judges Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole, as well as host Dermot O’Leary.
Feedback about the show from our Twitter followers has been positive – a selection shown below.
@essexjovi “loved it, tears of laughter at some points & a great cast, shall be returning”
@thomasmcilroy “I really enjoyed it!”
@_RachelSuzanne “I really want to see it haha”
@carlottawannabe “going on weds ”
@StuartJLingard “I thought it was pretty average – not sure how long it will be around for.”
@natalie_andreou “I LOVE IT! Had a belly laugh on the entire show. Great set, slick choreography, stand out performances… and so, so stupid!”
@PriscillaCraze “Seeing the show next Thursday, can’t wait! Heard lots of great things :)”
Will you bite the bullet and head along to see the show?
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.00pm
Have you been to see the show? Please leave a comment if you have…
Saturday 8th March 2014