News: Images Released Of Opening Night Starring Sheridan Smith

March 12, 2024
News: Images Released Of Opening Night Starring Sheridan Smith

Opening Night is playing at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End for a limited run from 6th March to 27th July 2024 and stars Sheridan Smith. Images have been released today giving us a first look into the World Premiere of this production, taken by Jan Versweyveld.

Directed and conceived by Ivo Van Hove, Opening Night is based on John Cassavetes’ legendary film of the same name. It follows a theatre company’s preparations to stage a major new play on Broadway, but drama ignites behind the scenes when their leading lady is rocked by tragedy and her personal turmoil forces everybody to deliver the performance of their lives.

Joining Sheridan Smith as Myrtle is Hadley Fraser as Manny, Shira Haas as Nancy, Nicola Hughes as Sarah, Amy Lennox as Dorothy, John Marquez as David, Benjamin Walker as Maurice, Rebecca Thornhill as Kelly, Cilla Silvia as Carla, Ian McLarnon as Leo and Jos Slovick as Gus. The cast is completed by Robert Finlayson, Daniel Forrester, Jennifer Hepburn, Issy Khogali and Chrissie Perkins.

Opening Night has a book by Ivo Van Hove with music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright. It is directed and conceived by Ivo Van Hove, has scenic and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costime design by An D’Hays and south design by Tom Gibbons and Alex Twiselton. Orchestrations are by Rufus Wainwright, with musical supervision and musical direction by Nigel Lilley. Movement and choreography is by Polly Bennet, casting by Julia Horan CDG and the associate director is Daniel Ragget.

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