Sheridan Smith stars in the new musical Opening Night which will be directed by Ivo van Hove. Book Opening Night tickets on TodayTix now.
Opening Night is based on the 1971 John Cassavetes film, following the intense preparations of a theatre company gearing up for a significant Broadway production. However, behind the scenes, tension erupts when the leading lady confronts a personal tragedy, compelling the entire cast to deliver the performance of their lives amidst the unfolding drama.
Rising to prominence for her versatile talent, Smith has graced the stage and screen with her remarkable performances. Her breakthrough came with the sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, where she showcased her comedic prowess. Smith's theatrical achievements include a Laurence Olivier Award for her role in the musical Legally Blonde. She garnered critical acclaim for the drama series Mrs Biggs and the biographical drama Cilla. Most recently, she starred in Shirley Valentine at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
March 6th, 2024
July 27th, 2024
Recommended for ages 14+
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
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.
Ivo van Hove is a highly regarded Belgian theatre and opera director. Notable credits include a West End production of A View from the Bridge in 2015, which won the Olivier Award for Best Revival. More recently, he helmed the stage adaptations of All About Eve and A Little Life.
The new musical will also have a book by Hove paired with music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright. The creative team also includes set, lighting and video designer Jan Versweyveld, costume designer An D'Huys, sound designers Tom Gibbons and Alex Twiselton, musical director Nigel Lilley, and choreographer Polly Bennett.
Don't miss the return of Sheridan Smith to the musical stage in the world premiere of Opening Night, a new musical adaptation brought to the stage by acclaimed songwriter Rufus Wainwright and award-winning director Ivo van Hove.
Opening Night is at the Gielgud Theatre, which is located in London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AR.
Opening Night tickets are available on TodayTix. Get Opening Night tickets today.
Recommended for ages 14+
Opening Night tickets start at £23.
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