It’s time to revisit the classic musical Sunset Boulevard as Glenn Close takes to the stage of the London Coliseum to portray the iconic character of Norma Desmond. This semi-staged production will be an unmissable opportunity to see Close return to the role that earned her a Tony Award for her troubles back in 1995.
Despite the fact that Close has been a powerful acting force for many decades and has graced the US stage on numerous occasions, this will be her debut in the West End and as a result no fan of her work will want to miss out.
Based on the classic film, which saw Gloria Swanson take on the role of Desmond and William Holden as the screenwriter taking on her project, Sunset Boulevard is a golden age classic. It sees the character of Joe Gillis happen upon the faded star of the silent screen in her Hollywood mansion, where she lives a life of fantasy, convinced that one day she will return to the top. She hires Gillis to pen the screenplay to her comeback film and together they descend further down the hole.
For this production at the London Coliseum, audiences picking up theatre tickets will witness a collaboration between the ENO and GradeLinnit Company, which previously staged Sweeney Todd to great success.
And with Glenn Close in the lead role there is no doubt that this will be another success for the company. She is well known to the stage and screen, receiving numerous Academy Award nominations in the process, from the likes of Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons, and Tony Awards as well, from shows like Death And The Maiden and The Real Thing.
But now she heads to the London Coliseum for Sunset Boulevard, which runs at the venue from Monday 4th April 2016 (previews from Friday 1st April 2016).
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