The London Palladium opened its doors to paps and press for an exclusive preview performance and cast interview for I Can’t Sing! at the end of last week. The brand new musical is still currently in its ‘preview show’ phase at present, with the official Press Night fast approaching on Wednesday 26th March. The production is written by TV legend Harry Hill and showcases 19 original songs (Steve Brown) performed by an impressive cast (including Nigel Harman, Cynthia Erivo and Simon Bailey).
I Can’t Sing! depicts and sensationalises the trials and tribulations of talent show contestants by following Chenice (Cynthia Erivo) and Max (Alan Morrissey) on their journey to stardom. The show reflects the well-known TV competition ‘The X Factor’, with a high-waisted Simon (Nigel Harman), a fun-loving Cheryl Cole persona (‘Jordy’, Victoria Elliott) and much-loved Irishman Louis (Ashley Knight), in addition to a comedic take on the nation’s favourite host in the form of Liam O’Deary (Simon Bailey). With the set brilliantly elaborate, music ridiculously catchy and script utterly hilarious, this production is sure to be a West End hit in summer 2014.
Below are some exclusive photos and videos taken on the day, including Nigel Harman’s musical number ‘Uncomplicated Love’ and a front-of-house talk with Simon Lipkin (Barlow), Alan Morrissey (Max) and the lovely Cynthia Erivo (Chenice). Stay tuned for a full review of I Can’t Sing! after the official press night.
Interview with Cynthia Erivo, Simon Lipkin and Alan Morrissey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEZNVghiZT8