SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance starring Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh announced for (hopeful) August opening
June 26, 2020  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle, will (hopefully) premiere at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London on Tuesday 1 September 2020, with previews from 25 August.

While live performances are not currently permitted inside theatres, it is hoped SLEEPLESS will be able to open by this date.

Audiences will be socially distanced and the producers and venue will follow COVID-secure guidelines for cast, crew and audiences.

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.

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 by contacting nhstickets@thisisencore.co.uk.

SLEEPLESS is the enchanting new romantic musical comedy (starring Jay McGuiness as Sam and Kimberley Walsh as Annie) based on the original story and screenplay of the romcom classic Sleepless In Seattle. SLEEPLESS 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 bring this most timeless of romantic comedies to life on stage.

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.

Photo: Matt Crockett