McQueen at The Other Palace tickets
McQueen at The Other Palace tickets

McQueen has closed

This show has closed

Overview

John Caird (Les Miserables) directs an all-new play written by James Phillips, detailing the life of popular fashion designer, Alexander McQueen. Part-fiction, part-biopic, McQueen delves deep into the visionary imagination and dark dreamland of one of fashion’s greatest contemporary artists. Opening for a limited time at London’s St James Theatre, McQueen is the fairy-tale landscape of McQueen’s iconic genius.

Set on a singular London night, McQueen tells the story of a mysterious young girl who has been watching the designer’s house from a tree nearby, eventually plucking up the courage to break in and steal a dress in the hope of becoming someone special. Instead of calling the police, McQueen takes a chance and lets her stay. Soon, the pair embark on a magical adventure where they discover that between them, they may find the comfort and beauty that they both so desperately crave. A moving, poetic and enchanting play, McQueen invites us all to discover the beauty in the smaller things.

Stephen Wight (Bluestone 42) stars as Alexander McQueen, opposite US screen star Dianna Agron (Glee, The Family) as Dahlia. Further cast members include Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders, New Tricks, Friday Night Dinner) as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella and David Shaw-Parker as Mr Hitchcock. Directed by Caird, McQueen features design by award-winning David Farley, choreography by Christopher Marney, video design by Timothy Bird, lighting design by David Howe and sound design by John Leonard.

Combining an enigmatic dreamlike tale with sharp, choreographed catwalk routines, McQueen is a celebration of one of fashion’s most loved artists, conceived by James Phillips. Further productions of Phillips’ include City Stories and Hidden in the Sand. An unmissable production, McQueen opens at the St James Theatre London in May 2015 for a limited season.

Recommended for

Those who adore Alexander McQueen’s work will love this production, which delves deep into his psyche, discovering fashion and friendships. McQueen is not suitable for young children.

Age Recommendations: Reccomended for 16+

Dates and times

Opened: 12 May 2015
Press night: 19 May 2015
Booking from: 03 Jun 2015
Booking until: 27 Jun 2015

Location and map

The Other Palace
12 Palace Street
London, SW1E 5JA

5 Reviews Add review

Great show, was bought tickets as a gift and had not had much prior knowledge of the show, but was enjoyed by all.

katrinadowley 4 reviews, 1 helpful vote

lauraa18 5"6, 38 reviews, 0 helpful votes

alwaysbeengreen 5" 2', 51 reviews, 1 helpful vote

hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 184 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Ellesober03 5"7, 29 reviews, 0 helpful votes