May 18 2013 Latest news:
Friday, March 15, 2013
Harry Hill’s stage musical on The X Factor is to open in the West End next spring.
Casting is still to be confirmed for the comedy, billed as “an affectionate poke at the world’s most talked-about talent show”.
Hill has teamed up with writer Steve Brown, who has worked on the comic’s TV Burp show and Spitting Image, to create the show, called X Factor - It’s Time To Face The Musical.
It follows the fortunes of Chenice who has never heard of the ITV talent show because she cannot pick up a signal in her caravan home due to interference from her grandfather’s iron lung.
She stumbles into the audition queue, along with her talking dog, and ends up trying out for the show alongside fellow contestants such as Max, a hunky ukulele-playing plumber.
Simon Cowell’s firm Syco entertainment is co-producing the stage show which will be directed by Sean Foley whose previous triumphs include the acclaimed The Play What I Wrote and, more recently, The Ladykillers.
The show, designed by Es Devlin who worked on the Olympic closing ceremony last year, will include 19 new songs.