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Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron plays Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips’s play McQUEEN directed by John Caird.

The play will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May to 27 June and will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank, James Revell and Carrie Willis.

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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 more than a bio-play.

It is stepping 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.

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A girl has watched McQueen’s Mayfair house for eleven consecutive days.  Tonight she climbs down from her watching tree and breaks into his house, to steal a dress, to become someone special. He catches her, but, instead of calling the police, they embark together on a journey through London and into his heart.

Some of the scenes were set at the workrooms of Anderson & Sheppard  with  the character John Hitchcock making an appearance.

Recently we were interested to hear that John Hitchcock retired as Managing Director and Head Cutter at Anderson & Sheppard in August 2014 after 52 years with the company. He remains a director and shareholder and is the Grantee for the firm’s Royal Warrant for HRH The Prince of Wales. He is personally responsible for ensuring that the Royal Warrant is used correctly and that standards are adhered to.

Did you know that Lee McQueen also once worked at Gieves and Hawkes?

McQUEEN  12 May to 27 June 2015
St. James Theatre  (12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA)

McQUEEN is produced at St. James Theatre by Robert Mackintosh, AMIR Ltd, Hilary Williams, Deborah Negri, with Julian Stoneman as executive producer, for and on behalf of McQ Productions Ltd.