Tonight, for the first time since lockdown, a fully staged musical is opening inside a theatre. Sleepless, A Musical Romance, begins previews tonight at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. The musical stars Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh, Daniel Casey, Harriet Thorp, Tania Mathurin and Cory English. To coincide with the opening, producers have released a video of Jay McGuiness performing ‘Everything’ from the show.
Sleepless, based on the original story and screenplay of the romcom classic Sleepless in Seattle, tells the heart-warming tale of Sam, who moves to Seattle with his ten 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 bring this most timeless of romantic comedies to life on stage.
Sleepless is a new musical with a book by Michael Burdette and music and lyrics by new British writers Robert Scott and Brendan Cull and will feature a 12-piece jazz orchestra. It is directed by Morgan Young, with set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Sue Simmerling, lighting by Ken Billington, video design by Ian William Galloway, sound design by Simon Biddulph, orchestrations and arrangements by Larry Blank, musical supervision by Stuart Morley, musical direction by Chris Walker, orchestra management by Sylvia Addison for Music Solutions, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey. It is produced by Michael Rose, Encore Theatre Productions Ltd, David Shor and Marc Toberoff.
For further details, please visit www.sleeplessthemusical.com