West End's "X Factor" Musical I Can't Sing! Announces Another Postponement; Previews Now to Begin Next Week

News   West End's "X Factor" Musical I Can't Sing! Announces Another Postponement; Previews Now to Begin Next Week
 
I Can't Sing!, the new musical based on TV's "The X Factor," has announced another postponment. Originally due to begin performances Feb. 27, previews were delayed to March 1, but now that performance has also been canceled, and according to a press statement, "The first preview will now take place next week."

According to the statement, "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."

Rebecca Quigley, producer for Stage Entertainment, who is co-producing the show with Syco Entertainment, commented, "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."

The musical is co-written by Harry Hill and composer Steve Brown, and features Nigel Harman as "X Factor" supremo Simon and Cynthia Erivo and Alan Morrisey as lovestruck contestants Chenice and Max, respectively.

They are joined by Ashley Knight, Victoria Elliot, Simon Bailey, Billy Carter, Simon Lipkin, Joe Speare, Katy Secombe, Charlie Baker, Shaun Smith and Rowen Hawkins in featured roles. The cast is completed by Luke Baker, Adam J Bernard, Jenna Boyd, Cyrus Brandon, Gabrielle Brooks, Scarlette Douglas, Kelly Ewins, Scott Garnham, Cherelle Jay, Faisal Khodaukus, Jaye Marshall, Brian McCann, Max Parker, Joseph Prouse, Steven Serlin, Kirstie Skivington, Philippa Stefani, Gary Trainor and Alex Young.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 811 0058, or visit icantsingthemusical.com.

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