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I Can't Sing!, X Factor musical, opens at Palladium

Theatre preview

THE HIGHLY anticipated X Factor musical, I Can’t Sing! will open at the London Palladium on March 26, 2014, following preview performances from February 27.

Written by comedian Harry Hill and directed by Olivier Award winner Sean Foley, I Can’t Sing! goes behind the microphone and under the judges’ desk to reveal the story of heartache and laughter that continues to attract millions of viewers every week.

According to press material, I Can’t Sing! is in turn irreverent, anarchic and strangely touching, taking an affectionate poke at the world’s most talked about talent show and pleasing both friends and foes of The X Factor in equal measure.

I Can’t Sing! features 19 original songs by Hill and Spend Spend Spend’s Steve Brown.

Talking about the show’s title, Hill and 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.”

To which they added: “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 [Cowell] is backing it 4500%… Roll on March 2014!”

I Can’t Sing!, a joint venture between Stage Entertainment and Simon Cowell’s company Syco Entertainment, will have choreography by ZooNation’s Kate Prince, designs by Olivier Award-winning Es Devlin and lighting by Jon Clark. Casting has yet to be announced.

A Chorus Line is currently booking at the London Palladium until January 18, 2014.