Sleeping Arrangements

is the musical adaptation of the best selling novel by Sophie Kinsella, with book, music & lyrics by

Chris Burgess

The full recording of the show features the original London cast;

Sabrina Aloueche, Jenny Gayner, Grant Neal, Adam Pettigrew, Liza Pulman


Steven Serlin


plus a 6-piece band led by MD & arranger

Colin Billing.

This farcical yet heart-felt story explores the theme of ‘second chances’, and ‘missed opportunities’ with a sizzle of sensuality and lashings of Sangria. In the heat of the Spanish summer old passions flare up once more for two ex-lovers – now remarried and holidaying with their families. When a Spanish holiday villa turns out be double-booked, Chloe and Hugh are forced to spend a week together… and it is a week neither will ever forget!

The London premiere production, produced by Katy Lipson and Directed by Rob McWhir at the Landor Theatre during the summer of 2013, received wonderful reviews, and Chris Burgess is fast becoming a writer of note:

"this show marks Burgess as a definite ‘one to watch’ on the new musical theatre writers list"

(The Stage).


  1. Monday Morning Blues
  2. The Middle Of Nowhere
    Liza Pulman & Steven Serlin
  3. It’s You!
    Jenny Gayner & Steven Serlin
  4. Sleeping Arrangements (part 1)
  5. Sleeping Arrangements (part 2)
    Jenny Gayner
  6. I’m Sixteen
    Adam Pettigrew & Sabrina Aloueche
  7. Relax
    Jenny Gayner & Grant Neal
  8. What You Did
    Jenny Gayner
  9. You’re A Boy
    Sabrina Aloueche & Adam Pettigrew
  10. Eating Arrangements
  11. Here It Comes Again
    Jenny Gayner
  12. Falling
    Jenny Gayner & Steven Serlin
  13. Extraordinary Moment
    Steven Serlin & Jenny Gayner
  14. Drinking Arrangements
    Sabrina Aloueche & Adam Pettigrew
  15. The Nice Guy
    Grant Neal
  16. Pawns In A Game
    Jenny Gayner, Steven Serlin, Grant Neal & Liza Pulman
  17. Here’s To Women
    Steven Serlin & Grant Neal
  18. A Little Something
    Grant Neal & Jenny Gayner
  19. Superwoman
    Liza Pulman
  20. You’re A Boy (reprise)
    Adam Pettigrew & Sabrina Aloueche
  21. Suddenly
    Jenny Gayner & Steven Serlin
  22. Staring At The Stars
  23. Playout

Released October 2013 - Catalogue No: SimGR- CD017

LISTEN NOW... to a selection of tracks from the album

"this adaptation has book, music and lyrics by Chris Burgess and a very good job he has done of it too … the cast works well as an ensemble … the musical is tight and the narrative through the songs tells the story – Burgess has got it spot on … one to watch for the future."

Musical Theatre Review

"musical numbers really pack a punch … a wonderful cast … a very visual score by Chris Burgess … lyrics are witty and the recording is incredibly engaging."


"there are some excellent songs to be found here … a rousing show-stopper in ‘Superwoman’, ‘Here’s To Women’ is hugely amusing and enjoyable … the album is a skilful, slick, well-made representation of a clearly original piece of musical theatre."

The Public Reviews ✭✭✭

"9/10 “an album I enjoyed on first listen … the songs are uniformly strong … cast deliver superbly … MD Colin Billing and musicians produce an excellent sound … another strong release for SimG."

Review Graveyard

"There are surprising depths in this portrait of two flat-lining relationships … Fans of summer are in for a treat."

Evening Standard


"The cast, mostly seasoned West End performers, have charm in spades, and there are several stand-out songs … a highly entertaining evening."

Time Out


"A strong cast provides some wonderful moments … this show marks Burgess as a definite ‘one to watch’ on the new musical theatre writers list."

The Stage

"The cast and singing are all phenomenal and work exceptionally well as a whole … a breath of fresh air to witness this original idea. I left the theatre feeling moved and enlightened... with a smile planted on my face."

Broadway World

"A brilliant cast… an accomplished and hugely enjoyable evening of very impressive new writing."

Bargain Theatreland

I kind of loved it … a lot of fun, and it will make you want to go on holiday.


Sleeping arrangements Album