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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.

Performance dates: 01 Oct 2015 - 07 Nov 2015

Running time: 2 hours including an interval

Age recommendation: Recommended for 13+

Special notice: 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.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: Sit in the middle of the Stalls for the most comprehensive view of the stage. Good views on a budget can be found in the higher tiers.

Latest Audience Reviews

This show was incredible and I am so disappointed that I couldn't go back and see it again! Steph... More

fifilou Top 100 reviewer18 Mar 2017

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 on the most incredible story! The script was exceptional, the performances where incredible, the costumes and simple use of the set where amazing and took the performance to the next level. I just felt totally immersed in this play from the word go!

fifilou Top 100 reviewer18 Mar 2017

Underrated production. Thought provoking.

Seatfiller Top 200 reviewer06 Jun 2017

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

zeynepsuner 10 Jul 2016

I didn't know McQueen's story. It was nicely put on stage with really good acting and smooth staging. Costumes and movement directory was really good. I usually don't like dark staging but I really really liked this show. Leading actor was amazing as long as the supporting leading role.

zeynepsuner 10 Jul 2016
KiwiCm 14 Jan 2017
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