The West End's musical comedy and fictional X Factor spoof I Can’t Sing! has announced it will close on May 10. The show, starring Olivier Award winner Nigel Harman, Cynthia Erivo and Alan Morrisey, had a troubled preview period before opening on March 26 at the London Palladium.
Directed by Sean Foley, I Can’t Sing! features music by Steve Brown and a book and additional lyrics by British comic Harry Hill. The production tells the story of Chenice (Erivo), who lives in an ITV blackspot because her grandad’s iron lung interferes with the signal in her caravan—she’s the only girl in the world who has never heard of The X Factor. When she accidentally stumbles into an audition with her talking dog, she starts a journey to both stardom and love. I Can’t Sing! goes beyond the microphone and under the judges’ desk to reveal the (not necessarily accurate) story of heartache and laughter that keeps millions tuning in every week.
Along with Harman, Ervio and Morrisey, the show stars Ashley Knight, Victoria Elliot, Simon Bailey and Billy Carter.