Sleepless, a romantic musical comedy based on the film Sleepless In Seattle is to have its London premiere at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in March 2020.
Sleepless is the enchanting new romantic musical comedy based on the original story and screenplay of the romcom classic Sleepless In Seattle. 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 brings this most timeless of romantic comedies to life on stage.
Performances begin from Saturday 21 March 2020, but there will be three reduced-price previews on 13th and 14th December 2019. Tickets for these special performances are on sale now.
For the three special previews in December, the cast will be led by Michael D Xavier as Sam and Kimberley Walsh as Annie. The cast will also include Soo Drouet as Becky, Gay Soper as Eleanor, Alex Fobbester as Rob, Dylan Turner as Walter, Vicki Davids as Suzy, Michael Carolan as Gregg, and Jobe Hart as Jonah, with Charlie Bull, Charlotte Gale, Matt Holland, Joanna Rennie, Tyler Smith and Annette Yeo.
Sleepless has a book by Michael Burdette and music and lyrics by new British writers Robert Scott and Brendan Cull. The production will be directed by Morgan Young (Elf, White Christmas, Big), with set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Sue Simmerling, lighting by Tim Lutkin, video design by Ian William Galloway, sound design by Avgoustos Psillas and Terry Jardine for Autograph, orchestrations by Larry Blank, musical supervision and direction by Stuart Morley, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey and casting by Sarah Bird CDG and Michael Donovan CSA.