FIRST LOOK: Opening Night starring Sheridan Smith

Take a look at these first images from the World Premiere of John Cassavetes’ Opening Night now playing at the Gielgud Theatre.

Opening Night
Photo: Jan Versweyveld

Enjoy these first look images of Sheridan Smith in the World Premiere of John Cassavetes’ Opening Night, a new musical by Ivo Van Hove and music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwriught.


Opening Night will run for a strictly limited season from 6 March to 27 July 2024 at London’s Gielgud Theatre.

Opening Night
Photo: Jan Versweyveld

Based on John Cassavetes’ legendary film, Opening Night follows a

theatre company’s preparations to stage a major new play on Broadway.
But drama ignites behind the scenes when their leading lady is rocked by
tragedy, and her personal turmoil forces everybody to deliver the
performance of their lives.
Opening Night
Photo: Jan Versweyveld
Joining Sheridan Smith as Myrtle is Hadley Fraser as Manny, Shira Haas
as Nancy, Nicola Hughes as Sarah, Amy Lennox as Dorothy, John Marquez as David, Benjamin Walker as Maurice, Rebecca Thornhill as Kelly, Cilla
Silvia as Carla, Ian McLarnon as Leo and Jos Slovick as Gus. The cast is
completed by Robert Finlayson, Daniel Forrester, Jennifer Hepburn, Issy
Khogali and Chrissie Perkins.
Opening Night has a Book by Ivo Van Hove with Music and Lyrics by Rufus
Wainwright. It is Directed and conceived by Ivo Van Hove, has Scenic and
Lighting Design by Jan Versweyveld, Costume Design by An D’Huys and
Sound Design by Tom Gibbons and Alex Twiselton. Orchestrations are by
Rufus Wainwright, with Musical Supervision and Musical Direction by
Nigel Lilley. Movement and Choreography is by Polly Bennett, Casting by
Julia Horan CDG and the Associate Director is Daniel Raggett.

Sheridan Smith to star in new musical Opening Night at Gielgud Theatre

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