Nigel Harman Stars in I CAN'T SING! The X Factor Musical at the London Palladium, March 26
Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment are delighted to announce casting for I CAN'T SING!, The X Factor Musical by Harry Hill and Steve Brown. Tickets for the brand new comedy are now on general sale ahead of the world premiere of I CAN'T SING! at the London Palladium on WEDNESDAY 26 MARCH 2014, with previews from THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2014.
Olivier Award-winner Nigel Harman will play X Factor supremo Simon Cowell, with The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo and Alan Morrissey as lovestruck hopefuls Chenice and Max. Irreverent, mischievous and yet strangely touching, I CAN'T SING! is the irrepressible new musical comedy that goes behind the microphones and under the judges' desk at the biggest TV show on earth. Follow the adorable Chenice and her faithful talking dog as she encounters crazy contestants, ruthless judges, a rapping hunchback and a handsome eco-warrior plumber called Max on her very own X Factor journey. Will she realise in time that winning the competition may not be as important as winning Max's heart...and will we discover just why Simon wears his trousers that high? I CAN'T SING! promises a lid-lifting theatrical rollercoaster ride behind the scenes at the mother of all singing competitions.
With music and lyrics from Steve Brown (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Best Musical award winner for Spend Spend Spend. TV includes Spitting Image, Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge, TV Burp. Producer of Laura Mvula and Rumer), book and additional lyrics by Harry Hill (Three BAFTAs, seven British Comedy Awards and a Golden Rose of Montreux) and directed by double Olivier Award winner Sean Foley (Co-founder of The Right Size; The Play What I Wrote and Ducktastic. Directing credits includes A Mad World, My Masters at the RSC and The Ladykillers, What The Butler Saw and the forthcoming Perfect Nonsense in the West End).