Updated 19th December: It has just been announced that Strictly Come Dancing finalist Danny Mac and his fiancee Carley Stenson are to star in Sleepless in Seattle playing the lead roles of Sam, who moves to Seattle with his eight year-old son after the death of his wife, and journalist Annie. The original 1993 film starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, and was nominated for two Oscars.
Strictly Come Dancing finalist Mac has previously appeared in Les Misérables and Wicked! whilst Stenson's musical theatre credits include Shrek the Musical and Legally Blonde.
The cast also includes Jennie Dale (Elf) as Becky and Cory English (She Loves Me) as Rob.
Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical was tried out at the Pasadena Playhouse in California over three years ago after which the show launched a CrowdFunder campaign, appealing to fans and smaller investors to put some money into the plan to bring the musical to London's West End and to fund an international tour.
The enchanting new romantic musical comedy based on the the original story and screenplay of the movie classic Sleepless in Seattle is to open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth (1st-15th April 2017) followed by a short tour to Salford Lowry (25th-29th April) and Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre (2nd-13th May) followed by an anticipated West End transfer with more casting news to follow.
With all of the charm, romance and wit of the much loved movie starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, Sleepless is the tale of Sam who moves to Seattle with his eight-year-old son Jonah, following the tragic death of his wife. But when Jonah phones a radio show and gets Sam to talk about his broken heart and sleepless nights live on air, 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. It looks like love is in the airwaves, but how do you know if someone is the one for you when you’ve never even met…
Sleepless the musical adds a fresh and lively book alongside a brand-new musical score to bring this most timeless of romantic comedies to life on stage.
Tickets for Sleepless at Plymouth