Talent show satire comes to the West End

Natasha Lamar and Johnny Tait

Natasha Lamar and Johnny Tait - Credit: Archant

TV talent show spoof Factor 2025 bounces on to the West End stage next Saturday, February 7, thanks to local comedian and author Johnny Tait.

It is being premiered at a 3pm matinee at the Leicester Square before a performance at the London Palladium in May with Joe Longthorne.

Having performed in theatres and clubs all over the UK for a number of years, Johnny sees the current brand of TV talent shows as damaging to mainstream variety.

So along came Factor 2025 giving the audience a comical, cynical and controversial insight into the way producers manipulate the shows’ participants in order to increase viewing figures.

Johnny plays the role of the producer himself whom the hopefuls are eager to impress and nail a spot on national TV.

As the story unfolds the audience watch a variety of talented performers - and a brand-new song written and performed by Jaz Alice entitled I Hope I Get Through.