X-Factor musical I Can’t Sing! is to close five months earlier than planned, the producers announced on Saturday.
The show was booking until October but will instead close on Saturday 10th May 2014. Customers with tickets for later performances are being advised to contact their seller.
Written by Harry Hill, it tells the story of an X-Factor hopeful and her friends as well as revealing a fictional portrait of life behind the scenes of the UK’s most popular talent show.
The show received positive reviews when it opened in March but producers say critic and audience reception weren’t enough to keep it open.
Rebecca Quigley, CEO of Stage Entertainment UK, 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.”
Nigel Hall, Syco Entertainment, added: “From the moment Harry Hill and Steve Brown told us their idea for I Can’t Sing we knew this was going to be a fun project. Alongside Stage Entertainment we’d like to thank the cast and crew who have worked so hard on this show.
“To everyone at Really Useful Theatres and the ever supportive staff at the London Palladium, and everyone involved in I Can’t Sing! I’d like to say a huge thanks and the very best of luck with their next venture.”