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  • 28 April 2014, 15:49

Spoof X Factor Musical Shuts After Six Weeks

The spoof X Factor musical I Can't Sing! will close less than seven weeks after its opening.

The show, written by comedian Harry Hill, opened on March 26 at the London Palladium in the West End.

But preview performances were postponed twice in a week after technical problems.

Rebecca Quigley, chief executive of Stage Entertainment UK, said: "We are sad to be bringing I Can't Sing! to a close but are immensely proud to have co-produced the show.

"The West End can be an unpredictable place as the closure of a number of high profile productions recently has shown.

"I Can't Sing! has had audiences on their feet night after night, four and five-star reviews from the critics and an amazing company and creative team, but it seems that isn't always enough."

The musical tells the story of a young woman who finds fame with a talking dog on the talent show.

Former EastEnders actor Nigel Harman led the cast, which included characters based on X Factor regulars like Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh.

Last month, Cowell said: "From day one there was a cloud over that musical. The critics had a field day.

"You've got to be confident in what you do, otherwise you'd be paralysed. I've always thought if I like something then other people will like it."

People who have bought tickets for shows after May 10 have been told to contact their original point of purchase.

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