SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle, will premiere in London on 31 March 2020 at London’s newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Three special preview performances in December 2019 will star Michael D Xavier and Kimberley Walsh.
Performances of SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance will begin in 2020 from 21 March, with a national press night on 31 March. There will be three reduced price preview performances at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on Friday 13 (evening) and Saturday 14 (matinee and evening) December.
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).
The new romantic musical comedy is based on the original story and screenplay of the romcom classic Sleepless In Seattle. It 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?