Left to Right: Eloise Hymas, George Hill, Rachel Louisa Maybank, Stephen Wight (seated) as Lee, Jordan Kennedy, Amber Doyle and Sophie Apollonia in McQUEEN
Stephen Wight as Lee and Dianna Agron as Dahlia in McQUEEN
Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow and Stephen Wight as Lee in McQUEEN
I’ve got a 600-year-old elm tree in my garden. I made up a story: a girl lives in it and comes out of the darkness to meet a prince and becomes a queen.
Alexander McQueen, 2008
A poignant tribute to the late fashion designer and darling of the catwalk world, McQueen is part-fantasy play, part-biopic that is inspired by a 2008 anecdote he gave about his garden’s elm tree. Written by James Phillips (The Little Fir Tree, The Rubinstein Kiss, Hidden in the Sand), and directed by John Caird, and starinng Dianna Agron as a devoted fan, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow & Stephen Wright as the man himself, this is a must-see for Alexander McQueen fans from all walks of life.
Combining elements from his catwalk shows as well as choreographed sequences, this is a fantastical insight into one of the most creative minds to work in London fashion – including his inner demons.
Set during one night in London, a young girl who has watched the designer’s house from the safety of a nearby tree finally plucks up the courage to break into his house to steal a dress – just so that she can feel special. Caught in the act by McQueen himself, instead of calling the police, the pair embark on a magical adventure that takes us into the dark, enigmatic dream world of the much-beloved artist.
Stephen Wright as Alexander McQueen
Dianna Agron as Dahlia
Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow
Laura Rees as Arabella
David Shaw-Parker as Mr. Hitchcock