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Opening Night


Based on John Cassavetes‘ legendary 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).

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What is Opening Night about?

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.

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from 6 Mar – 27 Jul 2024

Running Time


Cast & Creatives

Rufus Wainwright (Music & Lyrics), Ivo Van Hove (Director)

Sheridan Smith (Myrtle)

Booking Period

6 Mar - 27 Jul 2024

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 2:30PM, 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
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Venue Information

Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 6AR

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Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Piccadilly Circus


14, 19, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159

Nearest Car Parks

Wardour Street, Newport Place, Denman Street, Lexington Street and Poland Street

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