REVIEW: McQueen, Theatre Royal Haymarket ✭✭✭✭

McQueen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

The play triumphantly uncovers and re-asserts McQueen’s credo that design is at its best an act of love of the person – a summing up of who that man or woman was, is and may become – and therefore lies, paradoxically, in the mind as much as purely in the visual sense. It was for this reason that Alexander McQueen chose the Shakespeare line that heads this review to wear as a tattoo – a blazon for his time, and – surely – for all our times.

First Look at McQueen at the Haymarket

McQueen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Following its success at the St James Theatre, McQueen opens tonight at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited season until 7 November 2015. McQueen is a journey into the visionary imagination and 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. McQueen features Stephen Wight in the … Read more

McQueen Starts Rehearsals

Stephen Wight and Dianna Agron. Photo: Chris Davis

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 … Read more

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