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Opening Night Musical - London 2.30Pm Matinee

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Board Basis: N/A
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK12623

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  • Travel Type: Coach

Opening Night Musical

Gielgud Theatre, London

2.30pm matinee

Show runs until 18th May 2024

Adapted from John Cassavetes' legendary 1977 film, Opening Night follows Myrtle Gordon (Sheridan Smith), a famous but troubled actress, as she attemps to stage her comeback with a touring production of The Second Woman. However, the drama soon spills offstage when Gordon encounters obsessive teenaged fan, Nancy.

The meeting between the faded star and her die-hard devotee takes a sinister turn, and soon Gordon's personal termiol forces everyone within the company to deliver the performance of their lives. Can the theatre troupe perform the roles needed, or will they crack under pressure?

Sheridan Smith is widely regarded as a prominent theatre star of her generation and has received accolades such as an OBE for her outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. With a career spanning over a decade in theatre, film, and television, Smith initially made a name for herself through her work in sitcoms. She made her television debut in 1999 in the role of the eccentric character Matilda in the ITV comedy series Dark Ages and subsequently gained recognition through her roles in popular series like Gavin and Stacey and The Royle Family. Smith's talent also shines in dramatic television roles, earning her critical acclaim in shows like Cilla, Mrs Biggs, The C Word, Black Work, and The Moorside. Her vocal abilities, showcased in Cilla, led to the release of her debut album, titled 'Sheridan,' which received a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry and charted in the UK top 10.

Smith's journey in the theatre world began with her debut in Into the Woods, where she played Red Riding Hood. Her role in Little Shop of Horrors earned her an Olivier Award nomination, and her portrayal of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde brought her both an Olivier Award and a WhatsOnStage Award. In 2023, Smith continued to impress with her performance as Shirley Valentine in the play of the same name, earning further critical acclaim.

Recommended age 14+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old.

Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.

Tickets are generally in the stalls or Dress Circle (differs for different dates).

The show contains strobe lighting, loud music, gun shots, haze and some scenes that some customers may feel uncomfortable.


The appearance of any given artist is not guaranteed as schedule is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness or events beyond the producers' control. Suitability and age recommendations/restrictions may apply to selected shows.

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