The musical based on the film which starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan will make its world premiere in London next year.

It has been confirmed that the new musical based on the film Sleepless in Seattle will begin performances at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from the 21st March 2020.

There will be three reduced price preview performances at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on Friday 13th (evening) and Saturday 14th (matinee and evening) December.  Tickets for all three performances are now on sale at £25, £39.50 and £55.   

For these three previews in December, the cast will be led by Michael D Xavier as Sam and Kimberley Walsh as Annie.  The cast will also include Soo Drouet as Becky, Gay Soper as Eleanor, Alex Fobbester as Rob, Dylan Turner as Walter, Vicki Davids as Suzy, Michael Carolan as Gregg, and Jobe Hart as Jonah, with Charlie Bull, Charlotte Gale, Matt Holland, Joanna Rennie, Tyler Smith and Annette Yeo.

When eight-year-old Jonah phones a Seattle radio show and gets his dad, Sam, to talk live on air about the heart-breaking loss of his mother, Sam instantly touches hearts across America. Nearly 3,000 miles away, journalist Annie starts to ask herself whether Sam could be more than just a great news story. It looks like love is in the airwaves, but how do you know if he’s the one for you if you’ve never even met? 

Perhaps only a last-minute dash to the top of the Empire State Building can prove that somewhere there’s someone for everyone.

The musical features a book by Michael Burdette and music and lyrics by new British writers Robert Scott and Brendan Cull. It is set to be directed by Morgan Young (ElfWhite ChristmasBig), with set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Sue Simmerling, lighting by Tim Lutkin, video design by Ian William Galloway, sound design by Avgoustos Psillas and Terry Jardine for Autograph, orchestrations by Larry Blank, musical supervision and direction by Stuart Morley, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey and casting by Sarah Bird CDG and Michael Donovan CSA.  

Sleepless the Musical will play at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from the 21st March 2020.