Tonight, for the first time since lockdown, a fully staged musical is opening inside a theatre.
Directed by Morgan Young, Sleepless A Musical Romance begins previews tonight at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre starring star Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh, Daniel Casey, Harriet Thorp, Tania Mathurin and Cory English.
Based on the original story and screenplay of the rom-com classic Sleepless in Seattle, the musical tells the heart-warming tale of Sam, who moves to Seattle with his ten-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? A fresh and lively book alongside a brand-new musical score brings this most timeless of romantic comedies to life on stage.
Taking place in the spacious venue means that there will be no physical contact between the staff and audience at any time and that social distance measures can be strictly obeyed. Audiences will be temperature checked on entering the building and will be requested to wear face masks. All food and beverage orders will be contactless to minimise exposure, hand sanitiser will be available at multiple locations, and all areas of the venue will be thoroughly deep cleaned after each performance.
The production also recently announced that they will be using a new accurate COVID-19 test on cast, musicians, crew and theatre staff on a daily basis during rehearsals and during the run of the show.
People within the same household and/or social bubble may buy up to four tickets together. All tickets will be allocated by the box office. Please note that, up to two hours before the performance, people may exchange their tickets, should a member of their party fall ill.
With music and lyrics by new British writers Robert Scott and Brendan Cull and a 12-piece jazz orchestra, this new musical is ready to sweep audiences off their feet!
Check out this video of Jay McGuinness performing the beautiful ‘Everything’ and grab your tickets now.