Stephen Wight Will Lead McQueen Transfer to London’s West End

first_img View Comments The West End is about to become the height of fashion! McQueen, which as previously reported made its world premiere in May at the St. James Theatre, will transfer to London’s West End, with Stephen Wight as the titular character. The role of Dahlia, which was originated by former Glee star Dianna Agron, will be played by Carly Bawden; Agron has filming commitments. Written by James Phillips and directed by John Caird, the production will play a limited engagement August 13 through November 7 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Opening night is set for August 27.McQueen is a journey into the imagination and dream world of fashion icon Alexander McQueen. Set on a single London night, it steps into the fairy story landscape of McQueen’s mind, the landscape seen in his immortal shows, where with a dress an urchin can become an Amazon, where beauty might just help us survive the night. A girl has watched McQueen’s Mayfair house for eleven consecutive days. Tonight she climbs down from her watching tree and breaks into his house, to steal a dress, to become someone special. He catches her, but, instead of calling the police, they embark together on a journey through London and into his heart.Reprising their roles as Isabella Blow and Arabella will be Tracy-Ann Oberman and Laura Rees, respectively. Michael Bertenshaw will be joining the cast as Mr Hitchcock. Further casting for the West End transfer will be announced later.The show will feature production design by David Farley, choreography by Christopher Marney, video design by Tim Bird, lighting design by David Howe, sound design by John Leonard and wigs designed by Linda McKnight.last_img

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