X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING! Postpones Tomorrow's First Performance; Previews Will Now Begin Next Week
Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment, the producers of I Can't Sing! at the London Palladium, have announced that the beginning of preview performances have again been postponed due to a technical problem with one of the show's set pieces. Performances were originally slated to begin yesterday, Feb. 27. As of now, the first preview is set for sometime next week.
Per the production's announcement: "An integral part of the stage mechanism for the show's set is currently not operating correctly and this needs to be resolved before performances can begin at the Palladium. As a result Saturday's performance has regrettably been cancelled."
Rebecca Quigley, Producer for Stage Entertainment, said in a statement: "Our teams have been working extremely hard to correct a problem which has developed this week with a particularly intricate piece of technical equipment. Our show features a hugely ambitious set, including a multi-truck system on track embedded in the stage, to allow pieces to move constantly during the performance. This tracking system is not operating correctly and it's imperative, for the safety of our actors and the quality of the production that we're committed to delivering, that we take the time needed to resolve this issue.
"I'd like to offer our sincere apologies to everyone who has bought a ticket for this week's preview performances and can assure you that everyone at the Palladium is working night and day to guarantee that I Can't Sing!, in all its hilarious, all-singing, all-dancing glory, will begin previews next week as scheduled."
Ticket holders are advised to contact their point of purchase for reseating options.
Irreverent, mischievous, packed full of side-splittingly funny songs and eye-popping sets, I CAN'T SING! is the irrepressible new musical comedy that goes behind the microphones and under the judges' desks to reveal big bust-ups, huge voices and the cutest young love story the West End has ever seen.
A bonkersly-brilliant night out for musical theatre lovers of all ages, I CAN'T SING! stars Olivier-Award winning stage and screen actor NIGEL HARMAN (Shrek the Musical; Downton Abbey; EastEnders) as Simon, with CYNTHIA ERIVO (The Color Purple; Sister Act) and ALAN MORRISSEY (RSC; Shakespeare's Globe; Holby City; Endeavour) as love-struck hopefuls Chenice and Max.
I CAN'T SING! is written by much-loved comedy superstar HARRY HILL (3 BAFTAs; 7 British Comedy Awards and a Golden Rose of Montreux) and award-winning composer STEVE BROWN (Spend, Spend, Spend; Spitting Image; Alan Partridge).