A Night with Janis Joplin musical to open in West End this summer

A Night with Janis Joplin poster alongside headshot of Mary Bridget Davies

Broadway hit A Night with Janis Joplin is to make its UK debut in the West End.

The show is set to open at the Peacock Theatre, Sadlers Wells’, on 20 August 2024. The production will feature Mary Bridget Davies as Janis and will run until 28 September 2024.

Joining the cast is Sharon Sexton, who will perform the role of Janis at all of the matinee performances.

A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical celebration of the legendary rock icon and her biggest musical influences, including Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith. These trailblazers inspired Joplin to become a rock ‘n’ roll legend, known for her explosive performances and raw, emotional voice. The musical features Joplin’s greatest hits such as ‘Piece of My Heart,’ ‘Cry Baby,’ and ‘Me and Bobby McGee’.

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At the Peacock Theatre from 20 August 2024 to 28 September 2024

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Since its inception in 2011, A Night with Janis Joplin has seen immense success, breaking box office records and touring extensively, including a stint on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in 2013. The show received rave reviews and has been touring the US since. It also had a run in Japan in 2022 at the Tokyo International Forum Hall. Mary Bridget Davies has been critically acclaimed for her portrayal of Janis Joplin, earning a Tony Award® nomination for her performance.

Randy Johnson, the creator, writer, and director, made his Broadway debut with this show and has an impressive portfolio, including directing projects with Mike Tyson and Carly Simon. Mary Bridget Davies, portraying Janis Joplin, is an acclaimed singer and actress, known for her dynamic stage presence and powerful vocals.

A Night with Janis Joplin is produced by Michael Cohl, Tony Smith, the estate of Janis Joplin, and Jeffrey Jampol for Jam, Inc, with UK General Management by MPSI Ltd.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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