X Factor musical ‘I Can’t Sing’ to close after just two months

Simon Cowell and Harry Hill's production will have final performance on Saturday, May 10

A West End musical based on The X Factor, called ‘I Can’t Sing’, is set to close early after just two months.

As reported by the BBC, the final performance will take place at London Palladium on Saturday, May 10.

The show was co-written by Harry Hill, and although it spoofed the talent show and its creator Simon Cowell, it was co-produced by Cowell’s company Syco Entertainment.

The musical starred former EastEnders actor Nigel Harman, who played Cowell as what the BBC called “a money-obsessed, shiny-toothed control freak in high-waisted trousers.”

The musical had originally been taking bookings until October and had enjoyed some positive reviews.

Announcing the closure, Nigel Hall of Syco Entertainment, said: “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.”