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Sleepless Postponed as Mormon Extends

Monday, 13th Feb 2017

Towards the end of last year we first got word that a Sleepless In Seattle musical was set to appear in Plymouth, Salford and Dublin before turning its attentions on London’s West End. However, we now have word that the production has been postponed due to illness with the family of the show’s producer.

Meanwhile, some better news comes from the ongoing hit production of The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre, which adds new dates so that it is now booking to May 2017.

Sleepless The Musical was set to head out to Plymouth, Salford and Dublin in April and May 2017 prior to its run at an as-yet-unnamed West End venue. However, there is no word now on when the show will actually begin its run of performances.

Danny Mac and Carley Stenson had been cast in the lead roles originally played by Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan on the big screen. Those characters are Sam Baldwin and Annie Reed, the former moving to Seattle with his son following the death of his wife. Annie Reed is a journalist who hears about his story and whilst he struggles to sleep owing to his recent loss he soon becomes America’s number one bachelor.

Hopefully we’ll hear more from this production as the year progresses, including word on a venue for the eventually West End run.

The Book Of Mormon, meanwhile, continues to entertain audiences in the West End having opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre back in March 2013. Penned by South Park’s Trey Parjer & Matt Stone and Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez, it is a popular and controversial musical that has won-over audiences worldwide on both sides of the Atlantic.

It follows Mormon missionaries who head out to Uganda to spread the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but discover that the locals have much bigger things to worry about. Musical numbers include All American Prophet, Tomorrow Is A Latter Day and Joseph Smith American Moses, amongst others.

The production adds new dates so that audiences can now choose performances up to Saturday 27th May 2017.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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