McQueen is a new play by James Phillips, directed by John Caird and starring Dianna Agron and Stephen Wight. The show was such a success at the St James Theatre that it now transferred to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket.
McQueen is based on the late, great fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen who died in 2010. The story, although fictitious, draws largely from the life and artistic work of the powerhouse fashionista.
A girl has been watching Lee Alexander McQueen from afar for 11 consecutive days and finally decides to break in to his house to steal a dress she could otherwise never afford. Busted by McQueen himself, he decides not to call the authorities but instead leads the girl on a journey through London and into his heart.
Dianna Agron, best known for her role as Quinn in Glee, will play the troubled dahlia opposite Stephen Wight, who will play McQueen himself.
Set on a single night in London, McQueen presents itself as somewhat of a fairy-tale featuring designs by David Farley, video designs by Tim Bird and sound design by John Leonard.
Further casting includes Tracy-Ann Oberman, Laura Rees, David Shaw-Parker, Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank, James Revel and Carrie Willis.
McQueen features nudity and themes of an adult nature. The show is therefore NOT suitable for children. Teenagers over the age of 16 may see the show.