Sleepless A Musical Romance

Sleepless The Musical

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London

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Classic romantic comedy Sleepless In Seattle comes to life on stage in the world premiere of SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

Based on smash-hit romantic comedy film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, this new stage adaptation is a heartwarming musical where hearing just a few simple words on the radio can be all it takes to fall in love.

Jay McGuiness (Big The Musical, The Wanted), Kimberley Walsh (Big The Musical, Elf, Girls Aloud) and Daniel Casey (Midsomer Murders) will star as Sam, Annie and Walter. They are joined by Harriet Thorpe (The Brittas Empire, Absolutely Fabulous), Tania Mathurin (Come From Away) and Jake Sharp (School Of Rock).

SLEEPLESS features a book by Michael Burdett, music by Robert Scott and lyrics by Brendan Cull, and will be directed by Morgan Young.

SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance is booking from 25 August 2020 until 27 September 2020 at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London.

What’s the Story?

Sleepless 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.

With love in the airwaves, will they be able to make a real connection?

Who’s in it? Sleepless: A Musical Romance Cast

Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh and Daniel Casey will star as Sam, Annie and Walter alongside Harriet Thorpe as Eleanor, Tania Mathurin as Becky and Jake Sharp as Rob.

Also in 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 and Jack Reynolds will share the role of Jonah.

Creative Team

Sleepless, A Musical Romance has a book by Michael Burdett, music by Robert Scott and lyrics by Brendan Cull. It is directed by Morgan Young 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 and musical supervision by Larry Blank, and wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 27 September 2020

Important Notes

Running Time: 2 hours including interval Age guidance: Recommended for ages 5+ A message from the Troubadour Theatre Wembley: It is our utmost priority to keep you safe during your visit to the theatre. In accordance with our COVID-safe operating procedures, a number of new measures have been put in place at the venue, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation. When you arrive at the theatre, a contactless temperature check will take place. If your temperature is 37.8°C or higher, regretfully you will not be able to enter the theatre. A contactless bag check will also take place, and we will ask you to record your contact details for NHS Test and Trace. Please do not come to the theatre if you, or anyone in your household or support bubble has displayed any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days, including a new, continuous cough, high temperature or a loss of taste or smell, or if you have returned from a country on the UK’s quarantine list within the last 14 days. Please ensure that your whole group has arrived, before entering the venue together. You must attend the theatre only with people from your household/support bubble. Social distancing measures will be in place during your visit. Please follow the instructions of staff and signage, maintaining a two metre distance at all times. You must wear a face covering at all times whilst at the theatre. When seated in the auditorium, you may momentarily remove your face covering in order to eat or drink.


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Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, 1 Fulton Road, Wembley, HA9 8TS
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‘Sleepless in Seattle’ musical sets August opening date

The world premiere production SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance will begin performances at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre this August 2020.

Based on the smash-hit Tom Hanks / Meg Ryan hit Sleepless in Seattle, the highly anticipated musical stars Jay McGuiness & Kimberley Walsh as Sam and Annie, with the pair most recently seen in the West End musical stage adaptation of Tom Hanks film Big.

The production will begin performance on 25 August 2020 and play a limited season until 27 September 2020. 

The show also notes that “While live performances are not currently permitted inside theatres, it is hoped Sleepless will be able to open on 25 August with Government permission.”

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 was originally due to begin performances on 24 March 2020, prior to the UK Government shutdown of theatres.

Michael Rose, producer of SLEEPLESS said, “Lockdown has effected and frightened a huge number of people in this country – particularly in our industry. Our story in Sleepless deals with mending something that is broken – it’s about putting a family back together after a loss – and we feel it’s time to do exactly that – it’s time to start the healing process – that’s part of what we do in Theatre.”

The show will follow health guidelines, with the venue stating that: “Our first priority is and always has been the safety and comfort of our audiences, staff and visiting companies. We are working closely with health and safety experts and strictly following all government guidelines and we look forward to welcoming audiences to the world premiere of Sleepless whenever this is allowed.”

There will be no physical contact between staff and audience members, with face masks, temperature checks and contactless ordering all a few of the measures put in place.

The musical 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. Can Jonah bring the two together on the top deck of the Empire State Building on, appropriately, Valentines Day?

SLEEPLESS is directed by Morgan Young (White ChristmasElfBig), with set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Sue Simmerling, lighting by Ken Billington, video design by Ian William Galloway, 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 CDG and Michael Donovan CSA. 

SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance is booking from 25 August 2020 until 27 September 2020 at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London.

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Jay McGuiness & Kimberley Walsh to star in ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ musical

Jay McGuiness & Kimberley Walsh will reunite on stage in the new musical stage adaptation of the Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan film Sleepless in Seattle.

The show, SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, returns to the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in March following three successful pre-view performances earlier in the year.

The former pop stars will play Sam and Annie alongside three young actors – Theo Collis, Mikey Colville and Jack Reynolds – who will share the role of Jonah.

McGuiness & Walsh previously starred in another Tom Hanks film-to stage adaptation Big The Musical which ran at the Dominion Theatre in the West End last year. Since leaving their respective bands – Jay in The Wanted and Kimberley in Girls Aloud – they pair have began successful musical theatre careers. Kimberley playing Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical and Jovie in Elf the Musical; and, Jay more recently with  Rip It Up – The 60’s and BIG The Musical.

The cast will also feature Daniel Casey (DS Gavin Troy in the first six seasons of Midsomer Murders) and Harriet Thorpe (The Brittas Empire, Absolutely Fabulous) as Walter and Eleanor, alongside Tania Mathurin (Come From Away, The Book of Mormon) as Becky and Jake Sharp (School of Rock) 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.

SLEEPLESS is written by Michael Burdette with music and lyrics by new British writers Robert Scott and Brendan Cull. The jazz-inspired score is played by a 12 piece orchestra.

The musical 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. Can Jonah bring the two together on the top deck of the Empire State Building on, appropriately, Valentines Day?

SLEEPLESS is directed by Morgan Young (White ChristmasElfBig), with set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Sue Simmerling, lighting by Ken Billington, video design by Ian William Galloway, 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 CDG and Michael Donovan CSA. 

SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance is booking from 21 March 2020 until 3 May 2020 at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London.

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‘Sleepless In Seattle’ musical stage adaptation confirmed for London

Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh and West End leading man Michael D Xavier will star in the world premiere of Sleepless, A Musical Romance at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in London.

Based on Nora Ephron’s smash-hit rom-com Sleepless In Seattle starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, the musical stage adaptation has a book by Michael Burdett, with music by Robert Scott and lyrics by Brendan Cull.

Walsh’s recent stage credits include Big The Musical – another musical stage adaptation of a Tom Hanks film – and Elf The Musical, both at the Dominion Theatre.

Xavier’s numerous theatre credits include Sunset Boulevard opposite Glen Close in the West End and Broadway; Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady, The Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma!, and The Sound of Music.

The show will be directed by Morgan Young with set design by Morgan Large and costume design by Sue Simmerling.

Sleepless will play three preview performances on 13 & 14 December 2019, prior to full run at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 21 March 2020, with a press night on 31 March 2020.

The musical had been due to premiere at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2017 with Danny Mac and Carley Stenson however it was pulled due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ associated with the Producer.  

Tickets for the December performances will go on-sale at 10:00am on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Sleepless, A Musical Romance will run 13 & 14 December 2019 at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in London.

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