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Glee star Dianna Agron leads McQueen

Published 20 March 2015

Glee’s leading lady Dianna Agron will swap choir for couture when she makes her London stage debut in the world premiere of McQueen alongside acclaimed British actor Stephen Wight.

The pair will play the late Alexander McQueen and obsessed fan Dahlia in James Phillips’ imaginative new play that will attempt to bring the iconic fashion designer’s dark, fairy tale vision to life on stage.

Playing at the St James Theatre from 12 May, McQueen will lead audiences on a fantastical journey through London in a story that sees the designer catch Dahlia breaking into his house to steal one of his stunning designs.

While Hollywood star Agron will be making her London theatre debut in the production, she will be joined by a host of London stage regulars. Leading the pack is Wight, an Evening Standard Award winner whose recent credits include The Habit Of Art at the National Theatre and the hit West End production of The Ladykillers.

The pair are joined by EastEnders and Doctor Who star Tracy-Ann Oberman, who follows stage appearances in Boeing! Boeing! and Hampstead Theatre’s Old Money to play the fashion icon Isabella Blow, Laura Rees (Shakespeare’s Globe’s Titus Andronicus and Pericles) and RSC regular David Shaw-Parker.

Completing the cast for the John Caird directed production are Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank and Carrie Willis.

McQueen plays during a year of honours for the much-loved designer, as the largest ever retrospective of his work in Europe, Savage Beauty, runs at the V&A.

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