Sleepless the Musical reviews – what did the critics make of the new production?

Sleepless the Musical London reviews roundup

Reviews have dropped for the new production of Sleepless the Musical in London – what did the critics make of it?

Based on the screenplay of Sleepless in Seattle, the stage adaptation has a book by Michael Burdette and music and lyrics by new British writers Robert Scott and Brendan Cull.

The new production opened at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on August 25, 2020.

Sleepless the musical tells the story of Sam who moves to Seattle with his eight-year-old son Jonah following the death of his wife. When Jonah calls in to a talk-radio program to find a new partner for his father, one listener finds herself going to great lengths to meet Sam.

The cast is led by Jay McGuiness as Sam and Kimberley Walsh as Annie. They are joined by Daniel Casey as Walter, Harriet Thorpe as Eleanor, Tania Mathurin as Becky and Jake Sharp as Rob.

Sleepless the Musical London reviews

The Telegraph – 4/5
“This new musical version of the hit 1993 rom-com Sleepless in Seattle rekindles our love of live performance” – Read the full review

The Times – 4/5
“A dream of a feelgood treat without all the schmaltz… this vivacious reworking of the Tom Hanks- Meg Ryan romcom brings song and dance back to an indoor venue.” – Read the full review

London Evening Standard – 3/5
“It’s stodgy, but this musical adaptation of Sleepless In Seattle feels like a sweet treat in showbiz-starved times.” – Read the full review

The Stage – 3/5
“Morgan Young’s production is an unapologetically cutesy affair engineered to deliver a shot of well-earned escapism to those watching.” – Read the full review

Sleepless the Musical plays Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London currently booking through to September 27, 2020.

Book Sleepless the Musical London tickets here »

Performances will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:45PM and Thursdays at 7PM. Matinees will be at 3PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

About the author: Rachel Wise

UK based freelancer journalist Rachel contributes regularly to Stageberry with features and interviews from the hottest new shows and stage stars.


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