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24 February 2014

I Can’t Sing! cancels preview performances

Simon Cowell and Harry Hill’s I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical has been forced to cancel two of its preview performances dues to “technical issues”.

It’s not a great start for the hotly anticipated show which was due to open this week. Performances on 27th and 28th February have been cancelled, pushing the first preview performance at the London Palladium back to 1st March.

In a statement issued by the show’s producers, Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment, it was revealed that the musical’s “ambitious staging” was the root cause of the technical issues. This isn’t the first time elaborate set design has push previews back — remember the issues caused by the precarious great glass elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

Stage Entertainment’s Rebecca Quigley said “After much careful thought and discussion we’ve decided that we need to take some more time to work on technical aspects of I Can’t Sing! at the Palladium. As audiences will soon see the production is hugely ambitious, and the volume of installation and scale of the set means that technical work has taken slightly longer than could have been anticipated to make the show audience-ready.”

“We want everyone who comes to see I Can’t Sing!, from the very first preview, to have the best possible experience. We therefore feel that this course of action is the responsible thing to do as producers, both for our cast and production staff at the theatre and for our audiences. This is not a decision taken lightly and I’d like to apologise to those who had booked, and indeed sold out, these initial two performances” she added.

The spoof show is hilarious take on the world famous TV talent show complete with side-splitting songs and a talking dog.

I Can’t Sing! theatre tickets (from £23.00) and hotel packages are now available to book.

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