Rehearsals have started for McQueen which opens at the St James Theatre on 12th May 2015.
McQueen is a journey into the visionary imagination and dark dream world of Alexander McQueen, fashion’s greatest contemporary artist. Set on a single London night, it is more than a bio-play. It is stepping 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.
Award-winning actor Stephen Wight (Sherlock, The Ladykillers) takes on the role of Le McQueen and Dianna Agron (Glee) will play Dahlia in this new play by James Phillips. The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank, James Revell and Carrie Willis.
The play will be directed by John Caird (Les Miserables, Children Of Eden), with production design by David Farley, cjoreogrpahy by Christopher Marney, video design by Tim Bird, lighting design by David Howe, and sound design by John Leonard.
McQueen runs at the St James Theatre from 12 May 2015.
Pictures of day one rehearsals and meet and greet drinks reception.