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August 4, 2020

Sleepless musical starring Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh opens Aug 2020

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Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh will star in Sleepless the musical, based on the hit film Sleepless in Seattle, when the musical returns to the Troubadour Theatre Wembley Park from 25 August 2020.

Sleepless the musical cast

Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh and Theo Collis. Photo: Matt Crockett Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh and Daniel Casey will star as Sam, Annie and Walter respectively in Sleepless, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle. They are joined by Harriet Thorpe as Eleanor, Tania Mathurin as Becky and Jake Sharp as Rob.

Sleepless is a new musical with a book by Michael Burdette and music and lyrics by new British writers Robert Scott and Brendan Cull and will feature a 12 piece jazz orchestra.

Also in the cast are Charlie Bull, Colin Burnicle, Christie-Lee Crosson, Laura Darton, Leanne Garretty, Matt Holland, Ross McLaren, Gary Murphy, Dominique Planter, Annie Wensak and Benjamin Wong. Theo Collis, Mikey Colville and Jack Reynolds will share the role of Jonah.

https://youtu.be/XBNjFaRa_sE

The musical previewed at the Troubadour last year starring Michael D Xavier and Kimberley Walsh following a postponement of a proposed UK Tour in 2017.

Sleepless tells the heart-warming tale of Sam, who moves to Seattle with his eight-year-old son, Jonah, following the tragic death of his wife.  When Jonah phones a radio show, Sam is forced to talk about his broken heart and sleepless nights live on air, and he suddenly finds himself one of the most sought after single men in America and a great news story for feisty journalist Annie on the opposite side of the country. Can Jonah bring the two together on the top deck of the Empire State Building?  A fresh and lively book alongside a brand-new musical score bring this most timeless of romantic comedies to life on stage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrEKCrlhMs4&feature=youtu.be

Sleepless will be directed by Morgan Young (White Christmas, Elf, Big), with set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Sue Simmerling, lighting by Ken Billington, video design by Ian William Galloway, orchestrations and arrangements by Larry Blank, musical supervision by Stuart Morley, musical direction by Chris Walker, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey and casting by Sarah Bird CDG and Michael Donovan CSA.

Sleepless the musical will play the Troubadour Webley Park from 25 August 2020 for a limited season.

BOOK TICKETS FOR SLEEPLESS

Sleepless musical tickets Troubadour Wembley

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

• Theatre capacity will be reduced and seating arranged to comply with government social distancing regulations.

• You may purchase up to 4 tickets for individuals within a household or social bubble.

• Customers and staff will be temperature checked upon entry.

• Customers will be required to wear face coverings.

• Payments within the theatre will be contactless.

• Hand sanitising stations will be available in the lobby and toilet areas. The venue will be deep cleaned after every performance.

• Troubadour Wembley Park is a spacious, modern, well-ventilated building. Ventilation will be increased to constantly renew the airflow.

• Social distanced queueing and one-directional entry/exit points will be used.

• Cast, crew and venue staff will be tested regularly and we will comply with all government, WHO and Public Health England COVID-secure guidelines.

• Should you or any member of your party fall ill prior to a show, you can exchange tickets for a later performance with up to 2 hours’ notice.

 

 

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Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


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