Opening Night Tickets
Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith is back on stage in this world premiere new musical, created by Rufus Wainwright and Ivo van Hove.
Opening Night Tickets Starring Sheridan Smith On Sale NowSee the incomparable Sheridan Smith back on stage in a world premiere production of new musical Opening Night at the Gielgud Theatre. With songs from Rufus Wainwright and direction from the incredible Ivo van Hove (A Little Life), this rich, complex and gripping new show, based on John Cassavetes’ film, is one of the biggest openings of 2024.
About the Opening Night MusicalHugely talented but troubled actress Myrtle Gordon is the star of a brand new Broadway play, The Second Woman. However, as the company prepares for the opening night, drama ignites behind the scenes. Their leading lady is haunted by a tragedy that threatens to spill out onto the stage, and everyone involved must put on the performance of their lives…
Sheridan Smith in Opening NightBAFTA and Olivier Award-winning stage and screen actress Sheridan Smith stars in this world premiere musical as Myrtle Gordon. Smith was last on stage in the hugely acclaimed one-woman show Shirley Valentine, and has proven her versatility in The Royle Family, Gavin & Stacey, and musicals Funny Girl and Cilla. Whether she is playing a troubled star, a legendary light entertainment presenter, or a put-upon wife, Smith is one of the most magnetic and charming performers in the UK and a must-see on stage.
Creative TeamBased on John Cassavetes’ legendary 1970s film, Opening Night is brought to the stage by a trio of incredible creatives - Smith, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove, who has dominated the West End with his unflinching, bold productions of A Little Life, All About Eve and A View from the Bridge.
Van Hove has previously worked with actresses including Gillian Anderson, Lily James and Ruth Wilson, and adapted classic films from Ingmar Bergman, John Cassavetes and Luchino Visconti for the stage. This latest collaboration with Sheridan Smith brings the best of modern theatre talent to London and it is an event that you will not want to miss.