X Factor musical - I Can't Sing!

Harry Hill musical spoof about The X Factor is to be called I Can't Sing!

The name of the new X Factor musical has been announced - I Can't Sing!

The aptly-titled show, described as an "affectionate poke" at the hit ITV series, opens at the London Palladium next year.

The musical's creators, comedian Harry Hill and composer and lyricist Steve Brown, said: "We'd been umm-ing and ahh-ing about the title for a while... then it hit us...I Can't Sing!

"It also happens to be the title of one of the funniest songs in the show and we hope hints at the direction we're taking this production.

"We think it's also the only musical for a while with a singing hunchback, a talking dog and a man on an iron lung...but we'd have to Google that to be sure."

They added that Simon Cowell was backing the show "4500 per cent".

The musical, backed by Cowell's Syco Entertainment and theatre producer Stage Entertainment, is directed by Sean Foley, a double Olivier award winner.

I Can't Sing! opens at the London Palladium on March 26 next year, with previews from February 27.

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