CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR MCQUEEN PLAY
A new play about the life and work of visionary fashion designer Alexander McQueen, staring British actor Stephen Wight and Dianna Agron from Glee, opens at St James Theatre, London in May
McQUEEN is a journey into the visionary imagination and dark dream world of Alexander McQueen, fashion’s greatest contemporary artist. Set on a single London night, it is described as a bio-play that steps into the fairy story landscape of McQueen’s mind, the landscape seen in his immortal shows, where with a dress an urchin can become an Amazon, where beauty might just help us survive the night.
The plot centres around a girl who has watched McQueen’s Mayfair house for eleven consecutive days. One night, she climbs down from her watching tree and breaks into his house to steal a dress. He catches her, but, instead of calling the police, they embark together on a journey through London and into his heart.
Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips’s play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May. The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman (Chrissie in Eastenders) as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock.
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Stephen Wight was named Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards for his performances in Michael Grandage’s production of Don Juan in Soho and Samuel West’s production of Dealer’s Choice. He has also started in numerous other stage shows, as well as on television and on the big screen he’s been in Wilderness, Highlander: The Source and Weekender.
American actress Dianna Agron’s breakthrough role was playing Quinn Fabray on the hit TV series Glee. Most recently, Agron was seen opposite Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer in the film The Family, directed by Luc Besson. This year, she will appear in several films, including the romantic comedy Tumbledown opposite Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, Bare directed by Mark Polish and Zipper opposite Patrick Wilson. McQUEEN will mark Agron’s British stage debut.
McQUEEN opens at St. James Theatre on 12 May 2015, tickets cost from £25, call the Box Office on 0844 264 2140 or visit mcqueentheplay.com to book tickets
St. James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA