Glee star Diana Argon to make theatrical debut in world premiere of McQueen at the St James theatre.
Diana Argon is to make her theatrical debut opposite award winning actor Stephen Wight in the world premiere of James Phillip’s play McQueen.
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. 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.
McQUEEN will be directed by John Caird, with production design by David Farley, choreography by Christopher Marney, video design by Tim Bird, lighting design by David Howe, sound design by John Leonard, casting by Jayne Collins & Kate Plantin.
The full cast includes Stephen Wight in the title role of Lee McQueen, Dianna Agron who will play Dahlia, Tracy-Ann Oberman plays Isabella Blow, Laura Rees plays Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker plays John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank and Carrie Willis.
McQUEEN will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May 2015.