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Danny Mac and Carley Stenson lead Sleepless in Seattle stage musical
Danny Mac and Carley Stenson lead Sleepless the Musical.
It has been announced that BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing star Danny Mac and Carley Stenson, will lead the cast of Sleepless the Musical, a new musical based on the film 'Sleepless in Seattle' which will run at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Lowry, Salford and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin prior to a West End run.
The new musical has a book by Michael Burdett, music by Robert Scott and lyrics by Brendan Cull. It will be directed by Morgan Young 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 and musical supervision by Larry Blank, and wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey.
Described as an "enchanting new romantic musical comedy based on the original story and screenplay of the movie classic 'Sleepless In Seattle', Sleepless tells the heart-warming tale of Sam, who moves to Seattle with his eight year-old son, Jonah, following the tragic death of his wife. When Jonah phones a radio show, Sam is forced to talk about his broken heart and sleepless nights live on air, and he suddenly finds himself one of the most sought after single men in America and a great news story for feisty journalist Annie on the opposite side of the country."
Danny Mac and Carley Stenson will be playing the roles of Sam and Annie opposite Jennie Dale as Becky and Cory English as Rob, with full cast to be announced.
The 1993 film Sleepless in Seattle is a romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron which starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. A musical adaptation has been in the works since 2009, with Leslie Bricusse originally onboard to write the score. Ben Toth and Sam Forman's musical version premiered at California's Pasadena Playhouse in May 2013 and has since been workshopped in the UK.
Danny Mac is best known for playing the role of Mark ‘Dodger’ Savage in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks. His stage credits have included Les Misérables, Wicked, and Legally Blonde.
Carley Stenson played the role of Steph Cunningham in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks for 10 years. West End credits include starring as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot and the UK tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
The world premiere of Sleepless is a Theatre Royal Plymouth production presented by Michael Rose and David Shor, in association with Marc Toberoff and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin.
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