Emmie Newitt

First look at Sheridan Smith in OPENING NIGHT

The new musical based on John Cassavetes' legendary film plays for a limited run in the West End.

sheridan smith opening nightSheridan Smith (Myrtle). Photo by Jan Versweyveld

Here's your first look at Sheridan Smith in OPENING NIGHT, which is playing at the Gielgud Theatre until 27 July 2024.

OPENING NIGHT is a captivating story that delves into the complex dynamics of both onstage and offstage life in the world of theatre. Follow a theatre company as they prepare to stage a major new play on Broadway. But drama ignites behind the scenes when their leading lady (played by Smith), is rocked by tragedy.


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.

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Directed and conceived by award-winning theatre director, Ivo Van Hove, OPENING NIGHT promises to light up the streets of London with a bold storyline and incredible performances from a stellar cast.

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