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Sunset Boulevard

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard comes to the London Coliseum, with Glenn Close reprising her Tony Award-winning role as Norma Desmond.

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious life-style. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences.

With the lush melodies of this much-loved score (including Sunset Boulevard, With One Look and The Perfect Year) performed by ENO’s acclaimed orchestra, this semi-staged production, with book & lyrics by Don Black & Christopher Hampton, promises to be a spectacular evening.

Glenn Close is joined by a company including Michael Xavier as Joe Gillis, Siobhan Dillon as Betty Shaefer and Fred Johanson as Max Von Mayerling.  Lonny Price (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) returns to the London Coliseum to direct the strictly limited run of 43 performances.

What The Papers Say
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is a glorious, thrill a minute – a triumph
"Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is a glorious, thrill a minute – a triumph" - Daily Telegraph
What a star. Glenn Close is mesmerising. Outstanding performances
"What a star. Glenn Close is mesmerising. Outstanding performances" - The Times
Glenn Close’s West End debut is a triumph. Majestic, tormented and teasingly seductive. This is a mighty vehicle for a mesmerising star
"Glenn Close’s West End debut is a triumph. Majestic, tormented and teasingly seductive. This is a mighty vehicle for a mesmerising star" - Evening Standard
Glenn Close makes sure the sun once more rises on a glorious Sunset Boulevard
"Glenn Close makes sure the sun once more rises on a glorious Sunset Boulevard" - Daily Mail
A breathtaking performance from Glenn Close
"A breathtaking performance from Glenn Close" - The Guardian

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