I Can’t Sing! has further delayed preview performances due to technical problems. The first preview of the Harry Hill-penned show will now take place next week.
After cancelling the first two preview performances at the beginning of last week, the X Factor musical was due to begin previews tonight.
Audience members in possession of tickets for tonight’s show are advised to contact their point of purchase for details of how to reschedule their booking.
Talking of the decision to delay previews for a second time, Stage Entertainment’s Rebecca Quigley said: “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.”
The production, which will play at the London Palladium, stars Olivier Award winner Nigel Harman as music mogul Simon Cowell alongside Victoria Knight and Ashley Knight as his fellow judges. The cast also includes Cynthia Erivo, Alan Morrissey, Simon Lipkin, Simon Bailey, Charlie Baker and Billy Carterac.
Written by Hill and his long-term collaborator Steve Brown, the musical offers an affection poke at the world’s most talked about talent show as it goes behind the microphones and under the judges’ desks to tell the story of laughter and heartache that makes millions of viewers tune in every week.
On behalf of Stage Entertainment, Quigley concluded: “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 first preview is now is due to take place on 5 March.