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X-Factor Musical gets stage fright as makers delay first night

By | Published on Tuesday 25 February 2014

I Can't Sing

Producers of ‘I Can’t Sing’, Harry Hill’s true-to-life (in opposite world) ‘X-Factor’ stage musical, have postponed the show’s opening night because of “technical” difficulties.

Its first two performances – this Thursday and Friday at the London Palladium – will now not take place as planned, so as to give its makers Stage Entertainment “some more time to work on technical aspects of the production”.

SE’s Rebecca Quigley explains away the delay by saying: “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. 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”.

‘I Can’t Sing’ will now, all being as it’s meant to be, premiere on 1 Mar. Ticket-buyers from the cancelled shows are assured full refunds or swaps for tickets to alternative dates.