Why See Sleepless?
A musical romance
London's West End gets a taste of both Seattle and the Big Apple when this new musical adaptation of Nora Ephron's iconic Eighties romance movie arrives next year. Following years of speculation, Sleepless will receive its world premiere at the Troubador Wembley Park Theatre in spring 2020, with Michael Xavier and Kimberly Walsh.
What's the story?
Widowed architect Sam lives a lonely existence with his young son Jonah on Lake Washington, who is desperate for his father to find love again. One late night, Jonah secretly calls a radio phone-in show to share his father's plight with any potential new mothers out there.
The response is huge, as Seattle's womenfolk all vie to find out who Sam is, and win his heart. Meanwhile in Boston, a young intrepid journalist Annie comes across the story and decides to head to Seattle herself - despite having a fiance herself! Will Sam and Annie ever meet, and will they actually fall in love?
Opening night: 21 March 2020
Suitable for ages 5+
2 hours 15 min (including a 20 minute interval)
Cast and Creative
Michael Xavier as Sam
Kimberly Walsh as Annie
Book by Michael Burdett
Music by Robert Scott
Lyrics by Brendan Cull
Directed by Morgan Young
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
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