Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
McQueen - Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Important Information: Gallery tickets - please note there are 65 steps up to this level and seating is on cushioned wooden benches.
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The Theatre Royal Haymarket becomes the latest home of the hit show McQueen following its previous run at the St James Theatre earlier in 2015. Audiences in the West End will now get this chance to explore a compelling and memorably story that delves into the world inhabited by the late fashion icon Alexander McQueen, who passed away in 2010.
McQueen is the latest play from James Philips, who has put together previous shows that have appeared locations like the St James Theatre and Trafalgar Studios. It heads to the stage with Stephen Wright in the title role whilst John Caird directs.
The story looks into the world of McQueen through the eyes of a girl taken under his wings. Such a situation arises after the girl spies on him and attempts to break into his home. Many people would prosecute, but Alexander McQueen instead takes her out into town for the evening, complete with a high cost dress. Ultimately it is also clear that the two enjoy one another’s company even outside of the world of fashion.
It combines storytelling with other imaginative forms and audiences will also feel like they have visited one of McQueen’s fashion shows.
Actor Stephen Wright played the title role at the St James Theatre and reprises the role for those picking up theatre tickets in the West End. The actor has accumulated various credits over the years, including many in the capital such as Dealer’s Choice at the Menier Chocolate Factory, The Habit Of Art at the National Theatre and The Ladykillers at the Gielgud Theatre. Meanwhile, his work also spreads to the screen, where he has appeared in the likes of The Paradise, Misfits and Bluestone 42, amongst others.
Meanwhile, his director John Caird has also been busy. Prior to McQueen at the St James Theatre, he has also directed everything from Daddy Long Legs at the same venue to Twelfth Night in Tokyo. He has worked with many prestigious companies like the National Theatre and has also worked as a director of operas around the world.
And now he tackles McQueen once again as it takes to the stage of the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The show lands there following the likes of The Elephant Man, which also has a real life figure as its lead character, and runs from Thursday 27th August 2015 (previews from Thursday 13th August 2015).
Show & Venue InformationTheatre Royal Haymarket
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Saturday, 17 October 2015
2hrs 15mins including an interval.