Sleepless is a new musical comedy based on the original story and screenplay of the movie classic Sleepless In Seattle. The new musical with a book by Michael Burdett, music by Robert Scott and lyrics by Brendan Cull. Sleepless will tour Plymouth, Manchester and Dublin prior to its West End run.
Like the much-loved movie, 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. A fresh and lively book alongside a brand-new musical score bring this most timeless of romantic comedies to life on stage.
Sleepless will star Danny Mac (Mark ‘Dodger’ Savage in Hollyoaks, Strictly Come Dancing) and Carley Stenson (Steph Cunningham in Hollyoaks, Legally Blonde, Shrek). They will be joined by Jennie Dale (42nd Street, Elf) and Cory English (She Loves Me, The Producers) with further casting to be announced.
Sleepless will be directed by Morgan Young, set designs by Morgan Large, costume design by Sue Simmerling, video design by Ian Wiliams Galloway, sound design by Avgoustos Psillas and Terry Jardine for Autograph, musical supervision and orchestrations by Larry Blank with hair design by Richard Mawbey.
SLEEPLESS THE MUSICAL TOUR
1 – 15 April 2017
Theatre Royal Plymouth
25-29 April 2017
2-13 May 2017
Bord Gais Energy Theatre