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 forThose 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+