Age Restriction: No under 16's. Contains strong language, adult themes and nudity.
McQueen, the latest play by James Phillips, heads to the Theatre Royal Haymarket, giving audiences an insight into the real life Alexander McQueen, a monumental figure in the world of fashion who died in 2010.
Audiences might remember that the show previously ran at the St James Theatre earlier this year, where it proved itself as a compelling and unmissable production even before it faced West End crowds.
The play is described as an imaginative and haunting production, mixing a compelling story with unique designs to allow audiences to delve into the world inhabited by the late artist. Not only will a semi-biopic unfold onstage, we will also witness choreographed sequence as though we are at one of his fashions shows. It stars Stephen Wright as McQueen and features as its director John Caird.
McQueen gives us a glimpse at the world inhabited by the late icon and does so through the eyes of a girl taken under his wings. When a girl decides to break into his home, following many years of spying on him from the trees, he takes her into town for the night, complete with an expensive dress. But there’s more to life than fashion and it is clear that the two of them will find comfort in each other’s company.
Stephen Wright has been recruited to portray McQueen in the production and he does so following a range of credits on the stage and screen during a stand-out career. From the television series Misfits to the popular Bluestone 42, he is a recognisable talent and will also be familiar to those with theatre tickets for his role as Harry in The Ladykillers at the Gielgud Theatre, plus others in the likes of Dealer’s Choice at the Menier Chocolate Factory and The Habit Of Art at the National Theatre
Meanwhile, writer James Philips is best known for the likes of City Stories at the St James Theatre and Hidden In The Sand at the Trafalgar Studios. As well as work as a playwright, he has also penned for the screen.
McQueen takes to the stage of the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Thursday 27th August 2015 (previews from Thursday 13th August 2015).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 17th October 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 17th October 2015|
|Age Restriction:||No under 16's. Contains strong language, adult themes and nudity.|
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