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Opening Night Tickets

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About Opening Night

★★★★ ‘Captivating. Sheridan Smith shakes up musical theatre’ The Guardian

BAFTA and two-time Olivier® award-winner Sheridan Smith delivers a performance like never before in this new musical about a theatre company barrelling towards their big opening night.

Based on John Cassavetes’ legendary 1970s film, the action centres around world-famous actress Myrtle Gordon who, while struggling with her starring role, is plunged into turmoil when she witnesses a fan being fatally hit by a car. Deeply affected by the incident, the cast and crew rally around Myrtle as she battles her inner demons, confronts her past, and contemplates her future.

★★★★ ‘Sheridan Smith is unstoppable - I was simply in awe of her. Extraordinary’ Daily Mail Opening Night features music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright, one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, alongside book and direction by Tony® and Olivier ® award-winner Ivo Van Hove.

‘Rufus Wainwright’s music reaches new heights’ Independent The cast also includes Hadley Fraser (The Lehman Trilogy), Shira Haas (Unorthodox), Nicola Hughes (Chicago), Amy Lennox (Cabaret), John Marquez (Pygmalion), and Benjamin Walker (American Psycho)

★★★★‘Sheridan Smith is superb. There is truly nothing else like it’ Time Out

Now playing at the Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Access performances
Audio Described & Captioned: TBC

Start date

March 6th, 2024

End date

May 18th, 2024

Categories

Musicals, West End, Stars on Stage, Drama

Age

Recommended for ages 14+

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Important information

The performance includes strobe lighting, a period of continuous flashing lights, and use of haze.

Stars on stage

Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith

Hadley Fraser

Hadley Fraser

Opening Night cast and creative team

By: Ivo van Hove
Songs by: Rufus Wainwright
Director: Ivo van Hove
Choreography: Polly Bennett
Cast list: Sheridan Smith
Design: Jan Versweyveld
Costumes: An D'Huys
Lighting: Jan Versweyveld
Sound: Tom Gibbons and Alex Twiselton
Other info: Video design by Jan Versweyveld, music direction by Nigel Lilley

Venue

Gielgud Theatre

35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AR

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Brewer Street (3mins)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:30 PM
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Sunday--

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