Wednesday, November 27

Sleepless, a Musical Romance to premiere in London starring Kimberley Walsh and Michael Xavier

The new musical Sleepless, a Musical Romance will premiere in London on 21st March next year at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre for just THREE special preview performances before opening in March 2020 starring Kimberley Walsh and Michael Xavier

Based on iconic romantic comedy film Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan , Sleepless features a sparkling jazz-inspired score.When eight-year-old Jonah phones a Seattle radio show and gets his dad, Sam, to talk live on air about the heart-breaking loss of his mother, Sam instantly touches hearts across America. Nearly 3,000 miles away, journalist Annie starts to ask herself whether Sam could be more than just a great news story. It looks like love is in the airwaves, but how do you know if he’s the one for you if you’ve never even met?  Perhaps only a last-minute dash to the top of the Empire State Building can prove that somewhere there’s someone for everyone...

The new musical has a book by Michael Burdett, music by Robert Scott and lyrics by Brendan Cull, and will begin performances on 21st March at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre with an official opening night on 31st March.

Tickets are now on sale for the  three reduced price preview performances on Friday 13th (evening) and Saturday 14th  (matinee and evening) December plus the initial run from 21st March until 3rd May 2020

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.

The production will be directed by Morgan Young (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.

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