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Sunset Boulevard returns to the West End for the first time in eleven years.
Kathryn Evans as Norma

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ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S GLORIOUS MUSICAL SUNSET BOULEVARD RETURNS TO THE WEST END STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ELEVEN YEARS IN AN INTIMATE AND COMPELLING NEW PRODUCTION AT THE COMEDY THEATRE
ON MONDAY 15 DECEMBER

A new and intimate production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly acclaimed musical Sunset Boulevard opens at the Comedy Theatre on Monday 15 December following previews from 4 December.

This new production, which played a sell-out season at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury earlier this year, follows in the innovative and emotionally direct tradition of intimate productions using actor/musicians that has resulted in previous enormously successful transfers from the Watermill, including John Doyle’s multi-award winning Sweeney Todd. The musical arranger of Sweeney Todd, Sarah Travis, is the musical arranger for this production of Sunset Boulevard, which is directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, with design by Diego Pitarch, lighting by Richard G. Jones and sound by Gary Dixon.

Taking on the part of ‘Norma Desmond’, one of the greatest female roles in musical theatre, will be Kathryn Evans, with Dave Willetts as ‘Max Von Meyerling’ and Ben Goddard as ‘Joe Gillis’. Also in the cast will be Elisa Boyd, Tomm Coles, Alexander Evans, Kate Feldschreiber, Sam Kenyon, Nick Lashbrook, Tarek Merchant, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Helen Power.

Sunset Boulevard originally premiered in London at the Adelphi Theatre in 1993, where it ran for almost four years and played to nearly two million people. Based on Billy Wilder’s classic film, Sunset Boulevard has book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.

Performances times for Sunset Boulevard at the Comedy Theatre are Mondays – Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets, priced from £10 – £55, are available from the Comedy Theatre Box Office on 0870 060 6637.

The Watermill Theatre production of Sunset Boulevard will be produced in London by Howard Panter for the Ambassador Theatre Group Limited, Tulchin/Bartner Productions and Bill Kenwright Ltd.

Posted on: 17th November 2008

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