Sleepless: A Musical Romance description
Do you remember Sleepless in Seattle, the gorgeous romcom movie from the early '90s starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? If so you will adore this superb new musical, directly based on the screenplay of the 1993 movie and designed to delight, a feast of romance and fun supported by an epic new score.
Sleepless the Musical, the West End's latest brand new romcom, is written by Michael Burdette with music and lyrics by a pair of exciting new British writers, Robert Scott and Brendan Cull. The score is jazz-inspired and totally fab, played live by a genuine 12 piece orchestra.
What's the story?
Sleepless the Musical weaves the tale of broken-hearted Sam. Sam's wife has tragically dies so he moves to Seattle with his eight year old son Johan. When Johan calls into a radio talk show one night Sam is forced to actually talk about his loss, and his sleepless nights, and his broken heart. Thousands of people hear him and Sam is shot to instant fame, suddenly the USA's most eligible and desirable single man.
Sam's story spreads fast and reaches the journalist Annie, a tough customer who's based on the other side of the country. She's intrigued, and thinks it'll make a superb story. But something entirely different happens. Young Jonah believes his dad and Annie would make the perfect match but can he make it work? Can he bring his dad and Annie together on Valentine's Day, on top of the Empire State building?
Who's in it?
Jay McGuiness, from the brilliant boy band The Wanted, plays Hanks' role to perfection, and Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh plays Annie beautifully. Daniel Casey plays Walter in this lovely musical romance, joined by Harriet Thorpe as Eleanor, Tania Mathurin as Becky and Jake Sharp as Rob.
Jay McGuiness has delighted audiences in Hunted and won the 2015 Strictly Come Dancing title. He also appears regularly on TV's The One Show. Kimberley Walsh, another exceptional voice, was a runner up in Strictly and played a role in Girls Aloud, the girl band that sold an awe-inspiring 4.3 million records thanks to more than 20 chart hits. She has also acted extensively, playing a starring role in Ackley Bridge, Shrek the Musical, Elf the Musical and more.
Daniel Casey's role as DS Gavin Troy in the Midsomer Murders thrilled millions, and he has played popular recent roles in both Emmerdale and Eastenders. He's joined by Harriet Thorpe as Eleanor, Tania Mathurin as Becky and Jake Sharp as Rob. Last but far from least, Theo Collis, Mikey Colville and Jack Reynolds share young Jonah's role.
The show tunes and the venue
The music is jazz-based, and you're going to love the extra spice it adds to the action. It's played live by a genuine 12 piece orchestra, adding a fab extra dimension to the fun. The romance starts at the wonderful, newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.
Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh
Playing at Troubadour Theatre - Wembley
Recommended Age: 5+
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