X Factor musical to close next month

The X Factor musical I Can’t Sing is to stop performances after less than two months.

The much hyped West End show officially opened only late last month but will host its final performance on May 10.

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The show had featured Nigel Harman in the role of Simon Cowell while Victoria Elliott played a Geordie judge called Jordy. The plot followed the budding romance of singers Chenice (Cynthia Erivo) and Max (Alan Morrissey).

Oh, and there was also a dog called Barlow played by Avenue Q’s Simon Lipkin.

Rebecca Quigley, CEO of Stage Entertainment UK, said: “We are sad to be bringing I Can’t Sing! to a close but are immensely proud to have co-produced the show. The West End can be an unpredictable place as the closure of a number of high profile productions recently has shown.

“I Can’t Sing! has had audiences on their feet night after night, four and five star reviews from the critics and an amazing company and creative team, but it seems that isn’t always enough.

“To open any big musical, and particularly a brand new British musical comedy at the London Palladium, is no mean feat and hundreds of dedicated people have played a part in bringing this unique and wonderful show to the stage. I thank every one of those people and the audiences who have come to see the production.”

Nigel Hall, Syco Entertainment, added: “From the moment Harry Hill and Steve Brown told us their idea for I Can’t Sing we knew this was going to be a fun project. Alongside Stage Entertainment we’d like to thank the cast and crew who have worked so hard on this show. To everyone at Really Useful Theatres and the ever supportive staff at the London Palladium, and everyone involved in I Can’t Sing! I’d like to say a huge thanks and the very best of luck with their next venture.”

Ticket holders with seats booked for after Saturday May 10th should contact their original point of purchase.

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