Genre Musical
First Performance 06/03/2024
Closing 18/05/2024

BAFTA and two-time Olivier awardwinner Sheridan Smith stars in this new musical about a theatre company barrelling towards their big opening night.

Based on John Cassavetes’ legendary 1970s film, the action centres around world-famous actress Myrtle Gordon who, while struggling with her starring role, is plunged into turmoil when she witnesses a fan being fatally hit by a car.  Deeply affected by the incident, the cast and crew rally around Myrtle as she battles her inner demons, confronts her past, and contemplates her future.

Opening Night features music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright, one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, alongside book and direction by Tony and Olivier award-winner Ivo Van Hove.

The cast also includes Hadley Fraser (The Lehman Trilogy), Shira Haas (Unorthodox), Nicola Hughes (Chicago), Amy Lennox (Cabaret), John Marquez (Pygmalion), and Benjamin Walker (American Psycho).

Now playing at the Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Watch Sheridan Smith and the cast of Opening Night perform The Pantomime.

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