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Sleepless_Michael D Xavier as Sam and Kimberley Walsh as Annie

Michael D Xavier (Sam) and Kimberley Walsh (Annie) in Sleepless

London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 27 November

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 27 November 2019, Last Updated 2 December 2019

Theatre fans (and hopeless romantics), we have some exciting news for you… Heartwarming musical rom-com Sleepless is coming to town! Based on the original screenplay Sleepless In Seattle featuring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, the enchanting show will premiere on 31 March 2020 at the newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Leading the cast for three special previews on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December will be Michael D Xavier (Sam) and Kimberley Walsh (Annie). The cast will also include Soo Drouet (Becky), Gay Soper (Eleanor), Alex Fobbester (Rob), Dylan Turner (Walter), Vicki Davids (Suzy), Michael Carolan (Gregg), and Jobe Hart (Jonah) with Charlie Bull, Charlotte Gale, Matt Holland, Joanna Rennie, Tyler Smith and Annette Yeo.

Directed by Morgan Young (Elf, White Christmas, Big) and with music and lyrics by new British writers Robert Scott and Brendan Cull, the movie-turned-musical is set to be one of the most magical rom-coms brought to life on stage. Tickets are now on sale for the special previews. See you at the top of the Empire State Building?!

Michael D Xavier as Sam and Kimberley Walsh as Annie in SleeplessMichael D. Xavier as Sam and Kimberley Walsh as Annie in Sleepless

Winner of the 2019 Best Entertainment and Family Olivier Award, A Monster Calls, has announced the full casting for its UK tour. The Old Vic production in association with Bristol Old Vic will be touring to 16 venues across the UK as of February 2020 and will be starring Greg Bernstein (Harry), Kaye Brown (Grandma), Ammar Duffus (Conor), Keith Gilmore (Monster), Jade Hackett (Sully), Cora Kirk (Lily), Kel Matsena (Anton), Maria Omakinwa (Mum), Sarah Quist (Miss Godfrey), Paul Sockett (Mr Marl), Ewan Wardrop (Dad) and more.

From the critically acclaimed bestseller, A Monster Calls follows an extraordinary story of love, life and healing. If you love a good tearjerker, you’ll definitely not want to miss this one.

We caught a first glimpse at the fifth cast of smash-hit production, Witness For The Prosecution, now in its third year! New cast members include Taz Skylar (Leonard Vole), Alexandra Guelff (Romaine Vole), Jo Stone-Fewings (Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC), Jeffery Kissoon (Mr Justice Wainwright) and Crispin Redman (Mr Mayhew).

Set in a stunning Chamber space in London County Hall, audiences are called to take part in the Whodunnit classic by following Agatha Christie’s gripping story before joining the Jury Box to cast their vote. Fancy yourself a detective? Witness For The Prosecution is now booking until 13 September 2020, so make sure to get those tickets!

Good news fans! Due to an overwhelming demand, new tickets have been released for Cinderella playing at Trafalgar Studios for Sunday 5 January 2020. If you’re thinking, oh not another panto, think again! Fierce, funny and packed with glitzy glam, Cinderella is the UK’s first full drag panto in the West End starring RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finalist Baga Chipz and Sheila Simmonds, known for her memorable performance in Britain’s Got Talent 2019. If this sounds like your kinda’ fairy tale, check out the link below for tickets coming very soon!


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