Nigel Harman, Simon Cowell and Harry Hill at the launch of I Can't Sing!
Nigel Harman, Simon Cowell and Harry Hill at the launch of I Can't Sing!

Preview performances of X Factor musical I Can't Sing! have been postponed again due to technical problems.

Originally due to begin previews on 27 February, the date was moved back to 1 March and has now been postponed until next week (date tbc).

The delay is due to "an integral part of the stage mechanism for the show's set", which is currently not operating correctly and needs to be resolved before performances can begin at the Palladium.

Rebecca Quigley, producer for Stage Entertainment, said: "Our teams have been working extremely hard to correct a problem which has developed this week with a particularly intricate piece of technical equipment.

"Our show features a hugely ambitious set, including a multi-truck system on track embedded in the stage, to allow pieces to move constantly during the performance. This tracking system is not operating correctly and it's imperative, for the safety of our actors and the quality of the production that we're committed to delivering, that we take the time needed to resolve this issue.

"I'd like to offer our sincere apologies to everyone who has bought a ticket for this week's preview performances and can assure you that everyone at the Palladium is working night and day to guarantee that I Can't Sing!, in all its hilarious, all-singing, all-dancing glory, will begin previews next week as scheduled."

Ticket holders are advised to contact their point of purchase for exchanges.