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.