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Opening Night

June 13, 2024

Based on John Cassavetes’ legendary 1977 film, OPENING NIGHT is coming to the Gielgud Theatre for a limited run in 2024.

The incomparable Sheridan Smith (Shirley Valentine) returns to the stage in the world premiere of OPENING NIGHT, a new musical featuring 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 (A Little Life).

OPENING NIGHT 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.

If you joined us to see Sheridan Smith in Shirley Valentine, you will know what a draw she is for theatregoers, and why. In addition to Shirley Valentine, as one of the West End’s leading ladies, Sheridan Smith has previously starred in Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Legally Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors and Funny Girl amongst others. She currently has two Olivier awards to her name.  

Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has 11 solo albums behind him. He has also written two classical operas and set Shakespeare’s sonnets to music. Rufus has previously been nominated for a Brit Award and two Grammy Awards.

With Shirley Valentine selling out well before we went, leaving many unable to join us, book early to avoid disappointment, and to get the best price!

Offer Price £99.50

per person to include return coach and Band A theatre ticket.


Pick-up 5pm
Location: Dorking Halls

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