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Opening Night

★★★★ 'Captivating. Sheridan Smith shakes up musical theatre' The Guardian

BAFTA and two-time Olivier® award-winner Sheridan Smith delivers a performance like never before in this new musical about a theatre company barrelling towards their big opening night.   


Based on John Cassavetes' legendary 1970s film, the action centres around world-famous actress Myrtle Gordon who, while struggling with her starring role, is plunged into turmoil when she witnesses a fan being fatally hit by a car.  Deeply affected by the incident, the cast and crew rally around Myrtle as she battles her inner demons, confronts her past, and contemplates her future.

★★★★ 'Sheridan Smith is unstoppable - I was simply in awe of her. Extraordinary' Daily Mail


Opening Night features 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.


‘Rufus Wainwright’s music reaches new heights’ Independent


The cast also includes Hadley Fraser (The Lehman Trilogy), Shira Haas (Unorthodox), Nicola Hughes (Chicago), Amy Lennox (Cabaret), John Marquez (Pygmalion), and Benjamin Walker (American Psycho)

★★★★ 'Sheridan Smith is superb. There is truly nothing else like it' Time Out

Now playing at the Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season.


Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking

Good To Know

Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18years old.


Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.

Suitable For Children

Recommended for ages 14+


Booking From: Wednesday 6 March 2024
Booking Until: Saturday 27 July 2024

Where Do I Go

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR

Latest customer reviews

  • Fantastic, different, refreshing

    10 May 2024

    I don’t understand anyone giving this show a negative review. Maybe it would have attracted a more suitable audience if it had been billed a play rather than a musical. Sheridan Smith was wonderful as was all the cast, the ‘young ghost’ was scary, sensual, unsettling! Five of us went and loved the show - so glad i saw it

    Judy Fishel Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Let down at the final act

    10 March 2024

    Performances with all the actors was very strong throughout and had your attention with every song/word spoken. The final act was a bit of a let down which was disappointing after the rest of the show had been griping. Ending was weak after a strong build up to a great storyline.

    Pixxie Confirmed ticket purchaser

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