Jedward, Wagner, Mary Byrne wanted to 'save' X Factor-themed musical?

Published Tuesday, Apr 29 2014, 09:47 BST  |  By  |  4 comments
X Factor stars Jedward, Wagner and Mary Byrne have been named by one theatre mogul as possible saviours for musical I Can't Sing.

It was announced this week that the X Factor-inspired musical co-written by Harry Hill will close on 10 May, just two months after opening to much hype and fanfare.

Jedward launch their 2013 Christmas pantomime, Dublin, 2 July 2013



Wagner performing On Stage At The X Factor Live At Wembley Arena
London, England - 05.03.11



But now, it's been reported that theatre producer David King is planning to approach X Factor mogul Simon Cowell and I Can't Sing's executives about a possible plan involving former X Factor favourites Jedward, Wagner and 'Tesco Mary'.

David is quoted in Daily Star saying: "It was a major mistake not to include these singers. That would have guaranteed bums on seats. People like that combined with a musical about Simon would have worked really well."

I Can't Sing opened with Simon's approval in March. It stars Nigel Harman as an OTT talent show judge and follows the journey of a teenager who appears on his show and gets overnight fame.

So far, neither Jedward, Wagner nor Mary has commented on today's report.

Neither has Simon.

Simon Cowell, Nigel Harman at I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical - Photocall - 9 Feb 2014


Simon Cowell and Nigel Harman at the I Can't Sing photocall on 9 February.

I Can't Sing's closure was announced by Rebecca Quigley, the CEO of Stage Entertainment UK.

In a statement, she said: "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.

"To open any big musical, and particularly a brand new British musical comedy at the London Palladium, is no mean feat and hundreds of dedicated people have played a part in bringing this unique and wonderful show to the stage. I thank every one of those people and the audiences who have come to see the production."

Ticket holders for dates after 10 May have been advised to contact their point of purchase.

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