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Sleepless, A Musical Romance premieres at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay of Sleepless in Seattle, will premiere at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on March 31, 2020, following preview performances from March 21.

Tickets will be on sale at 10am on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

There will be three reduced price preview performances at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on Friday, December 13 (7.45pm) and Saturday, December 14, 2019 (3pm and 7.45pm). Tickets for all three performances are now on sale at £25, £39.50 and £55.

A new romantic musical comedy, 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. Can Jonah bring the two together on the top deck of the Empire State Building?

A fresh and lively book by Michael Burdette alongside a brand-new musical score by new British writers Robert Scott and Brendan Cull bring this most timeless of romantic comedies to life on stage.

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.

The production will be directed by Morgan Young (Elf, White Christmas, Big), 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 by Larry Blank, musical supervision and direction by Stuart Morley, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey and casting by Sarah Bird CDG and Michael Donovan CSA.

The world premiere of Sleepless will be presented by Michael Rose, Encore Theatre Productions Ltd, David Shor in association with Marc Toberoff. General Manager will be David Pearson.

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