SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle, will have its world premiere at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London this summer.
The limited season will run from Tuesday 1 September to Sunday 27 September 2020, with previews from 25 August. Performances will begin pending Government guidance.
Audiences will be socially distanced and the producers and venue will follow COVID-secure guidelines for cast, crew and audiences.
SLEEPLESS will star Jay McGuiness as Sam and Kimberley Walsh as Annie, alongside Daniel Casey as Walter, Harriet Thorpe as Eleanor, Tania Mathurin as Becky, and Jake Sharp as Rob.
The producers are also going to hold a special NHS Gala, A Night for Sleepless Heroes, for NHS and Care workers on Thursday 27 August. They will be allowed up to four free tickets per application with scanned NHS badge/pass on a first come, first served basis.
SLEEPLESS is a new musical with a book by Michael Burdette and music and lyrics by new British writers Robert Scott and Brendan Cull, and will feature a 12-piece jazz orchestra.
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, sound design by Simon Biddulph, orchestrations and arrangements by Larry Blank, musical supervision by Stuart Morley, musical direction by Chris Walker, orchestra management by Sylvia Addison for Music Solutions, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey and casting by Sarah Bird CDG and Michael Donovan CSA.
Together with Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, the producers of SLEEPLESS will continue to follow the official advice and guidelines given by both the World Health Organisation and from Public Health England.
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 required 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.
All cast, crew and audience will be sent the most up-to-date safety measures and instructions 48 hours prior to arrival and the venue will be set-up accordingly to accommodate these measures.
As well as Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre being a new and spacious theatre, there is ample parking available at Wembley Stadium, which costs only £1 if you are a theatre ticket holder.
N.B. 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.
For the NHS Gala, NHS and Care workers can apply for up to four free tickets via firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be required to scan in a photo of their NHS badge/pass with the application email. Tickets allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Parking at Wembley Stadium will cost only £1 per car when the ticket is validated through the box office on the day of the performance.