It was a shock to everyone, including the cast, that the show's last curtain call would be on Saturday the 10th May – less than 9 months after its press night on 2nd September 2013.
It's always a treat to be enjoying the surroundings of the London Palladium theatre. It's such a beautiful theatre and I was there recently to enjoy the smash hit A Chorus Line.
I Can't Sing certainly deserved its place at the London Palladium. The reviews were fantastic and the cast received standing ovations night after night.
In December 2012 Harry Hill announced he was working on a musical based on talent show The X Factor. It had two workshops in March 2013 and opened in September 2014. It was originally going to be called It's Time to Face the Musical. It cost over 6 million to produce and trust me there was no expense spared. The costume and sets were lavish.
People parodied in the show are Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Dermot O'Leary.
Nigel Harman I have seen in many musicals and he's truly a West End talent. He was a fantastic Simon Cowell. His comedy talent is magnificent. Just brilliant.
The two young leads Max and Chenice were brilliantly played by Alan Morrissey and Cynthia Erivo.
So sad to see tears on the curtain call but they won't be out of work for too long I am sure. Such great young talent that can only be admired by every West End producer.
Cheryl Cole's role was called Jordy and played by Victoria Elliot. Her West End debut will make her a West End babe without a doubt! I was actually crying with laughter at one point…she really made Jordy her own.
Simon Bailey's Dermot O'Leary…well he was Dermot O'Leary…scary!
My favourite number was Nigel Harman's Fabulous, music by Harry Hill and Steve Brown.
Other great songs included Please Simon and Falling in Love with Myself.
Other superb characters were the Wind Sounds – bizarre, I know, but so funny.
It was a great night with voices and talent that rocked the West End all night.
Harry Hill was present for the last show – always with a smile, even on such a sad night – and he made a speech at the end of the show thanking everyone dearly. Like us and the cast, he was truly wondering why such a great show had had such a short stay in the West End. It should have run and run. Bizarrely I am not a huge X Factor fan, but thought it was one of the best shows I ever seen. It was of the moment and I am so thrilled I went to the last night as it would have been such a shame to know I had missed a great night in theatre history.
Cynthia shed a few tears at the curtain call as did many of the cast and a young boy from the audience decided to go up on stage as all the crew front and back of house were called up. He thought he would join them. He was adorable and it was so funny as his mum tried to literally pull him down. The cast were so kind and he stayed up there until the final goodbye. I manged to get pictures for you.
The next two shows on my list are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Book of Mormons.
What's your favourite musical?
Lots of love