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London gets a taste of Seattle when this new musical adaptation of Nora Ephron's iconic nineties romance movie arrives in March. Following years of speculation, Sleepless will receive its world premiere at the Troubador Wembley Park Theatre with Jay McGuiness and Kimberly Walsh starring as Sam and Annie.
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 Baltimore, 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: 3 May 2020
Suitable for ages 5+
2 hours 15 min (including a 20 minute interval)
Jay McGuiness as Sam
Kimberly Walsh as Annie
Daniel Casey as Walter
Harriet Thorpe as Eleanor
Tania Mathurin as Becky
Jake Sharp as Rob
Theo Collis, Mikey Colville and Jack Reynolds as Jonah
Charlie Bull, Colin Burnicle, Christie-Lee Crosson, Laura Darton, Leanne Garretty, Matt Holland, Ross McLaren, Gary Murphy, Dominique Planter, Annie Wensak and Benjamin Wong
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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