Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh and Daniel Casey will star as Sam, Annie and Walter in SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle. They are joined by Harriet Thorpe as Eleanor, Tania Mathurin as Becky and Jake Sharp as Rob
SLEEPLESS is written by Michael Burdette with music and lyrics by new British writers Robert Scott and Brendan Cull. The jazz-inspired score is played by a 12 piece orchestra. The musical 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 on, appropriately, Valentines Day?
SLEEPLESS will be directed by Morgan Young (White Christmas, Elf, Big), with set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Sue Simmerling, lighting by Ken Billington, video design by Ian William Galloway, orchestrations and arrangements by Larry Blank, musical supervision by Stuart Morley, musical direction by Chris Walker, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey and casting by Sarah Bird CDG and Michael Donovan CSA.
SLEEPLESS opens on the 1st April at the newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London, with previews from 24 March.