The X Factor Musical To Close

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April 27, 2014 | 9:30am EST

Simon Cowell’s The X Factor musical is to close after less than two months on stage.
Spoof stage show I Can’t Sing!, starring Downton Abbey actor Nigel Harman, opened in London’s West End on 26 March to mainly positive reviews from critics, but it failed to win over the British public and suffered slow ticket sales.
Bosses of the production, which received funding from The X Factor boss, have now confirmed the curtain will come down for the final time on 10 May, less than two months after opening night.
Rebecca Quigley of Stage Entertainment UK, the firm behind the show, says, “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.”