From a radio helpline to an Empire State Building rendezvous, it doesn't get much more romantic than 1993 film Sleepless in Seattle. Now Nora Ephron's classic love story comes to life as a new stage musical. Sleepless premieres at Wembley's Troubadour Theatre in spring 2020.
Drawing on the film we all know and love, it follower a widower called Sam who moves to Seattle with his son, Jonah. In an attempt to help his father find happiness, Jonah phones up radio agony aunt. By the time Sam interjects he finds himself opening up about his insomnia and depression - and soon listeners all around the country are falling in love with the brave but heartbroken sleepless man in Seattle.
The whole thing makes a great feature for journalist Annie, but she soon finds herself becoming part of the story. Once again it's precocious Jonah who steps in to find a happy ending for his dad.
It's a relatively new creative team taking this film to the stage, so it will be interesting to see how the show matches up to the wit and warmth of Nora Ehpron's screenplay.
|What||Sleepless, Wembley Troubadour Theatre|
|Where||Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Fulton Rd, Wembley, HA9 8TS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Wembley Park (underground)|
21 Mar 20 – 03 May 20, 7:45 PM – 9:45 PM
|Price||£25 - £55|
|Website||Click here to book now|