The London premiere of Sleepless, a musical adaptation of Sleepless in Seattle, opens September 1 at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre after beginning performances August 25. The production, directed by Morgan Young, is scheduled to run through September 27.
The musical follows widower Sam, who moves to Seattle with his eight-year-old son Jonah. When Jonah calls in to a radio show, Sam is forced to talk about his broken heart and sleepless nights live on air, and finds himself one of the most sought-after single men in America.
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Sleepless stars Kimberly Walsh as Annie, Jay McGuinness as Sam, Daniel Casey as Walter, Harriet Thorpe as Eleanor, Tania Mathurin as Becky, and Cory English as Rob. Rounding out the cast are Charlie Bull, Colin Burnicle, Christie-Lee Crosson, Laura Darton, Leanne Garretty, Matt Holland, Ross McLaren, Gary Murphy, Dominique Planter, Annie Wensak, and Benjamin Wong. Theo Collis, Mikey Colville, Jobe Hart and Jack Reynolds share the role of Sam’s son, Jonah.
The production features 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, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey, and casting by Sarah Bird and Michael Donovan.
As previously reported, the theatre has adapted to the current realities by implementing rapid-response COVID-19 testing on a daily basis for cast, crew, and theatre staff throughout the run of the show. There will be no physical contact between staff and ticket holders at any time. In addition, theatregoers will be temperature checked and requested to wear face masks.