New K-pop musical ICON is aiming to open in London's West End


A new K-pop musical is being developed with hopes to open in London’s West End.

ICON is described as a “concert-style musical” which tells the story of a five-piece K-pop boy band as they prepare to say goodbye to their leading man who is called up for military service.


The musical has songs by Brian You and Charlotte Wilson from chart-topping K-pop team The Hub. Kyo Choi pens an English-language book with lyrics in both English and Korean.

ICON follows a five-piece boy band as they smash their way through their spectacular K-pop hits live in concert!

As they gear themselves up to say farewell to their lead man who is called up for military service, the five ICONS find their own unique way of thanking their fans – and each other – in the only way they know how: with some of their breathtaking K-pop magic.

The full creative team includes musical director Christ Poon, additional lyrics by Kyo Choi, dramaturgy and additional lyrics by Darren Clark, orchestrations by Joe and Nikki Davison. Casting is by Pearson Casting CDG.

ICON is currently being developed both in South Korea and the UK with workshops later this year ahead of a full UK run, aiming to bring the show to the West End.

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