McQueen at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets
McQueen at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets

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Overview

Following a critically-acclaimed sell-out premiere at London’s St James Theatre, James Phillips’ revelatory new play McQueen transfers to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season. Delving into the beautiful and complicated mind of British fashion’s most notorious contemporary artist, McQueen charts a strange voyage into the world of Alexander McQueen.

Taking place on a singular London evening, McQueen steps into the visionary imagination and dark dreamland of McQueen as he meets a girl that inspires him. After watching the Mayfair house for eleven consecutive days, a girl decides to break in to steal one of his legendary dresses and become someone special. When McQueen catches her, instead of calling the police, together they embark on a journey through London and into his heart. A play about beauty, art and imagination, McQueen sees two troubled souls connecting over comfort that they desperately crave.

Directed by John Caird (Children of Eden, Les Miserables), Phillips’ pertinent play stars Stephen Wight (The Ladykillers) as Lee Alexander McQueen, alongside Carly Bawden (Assassins) as the mysterious Dahlia, who was previously played by Glee’s Dianna Agron. Additional cast members include Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders, Earthquakes in London) as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella and Michael Bertenshaw as Mr Hitchcock.

McQueen sees Phillips’ second major West End play performed, after Hidden in the Sand at the Trafalgar Studios, and it has been adapted and slightly rewritten since opening at the St James. His previous works include The White Whale, City Stories and Camelot: The Shining City. The production features design by David Farley, lighting by David Howe, sound by John Leonard and choreography by Christopher Marney. Enter the complex mind of one of the world’s greatest designers in a play about love, redemption and above all, inspiration.

Recommended for

Fans of the St James production will enjoy a slight revamp for the West End. The production contains very strong language and is not suitable for children. There is a strict age limit of 13 and up.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 13+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours including an interval
Opened: 13 Aug 2015
Press night: 27 Aug 2015
Booking from: 01 Oct 2015
Booking until: 07 Nov 2015

Location and map

Theatre Royal Haymarket
Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

4 Reviews Add review

This show was incredible and I am so disappointed that I couldn't go back and see it again! Stephen Wight and the whole cast put o... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 5 helpful votes

I didn't know McQueen's story. It was nicely put on stage with really good acting and smooth staging. Costumes and movement direct... More

zeynepsuner 20 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Underrated production. Thought provoking.

Seatfiller 6"1, 149 reviews, 1 helpful vote

KiwiCm 165cm, 90 reviews, 1 helpful vote