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Could Sunset Boulevard be destined for the Big Screen?

Sunday, 31st Jan 2016  

Glenn Close will soon be making her West End debut on the London stage when Sunset Boulevard opens on the 1st of April this year at the Coliseum. Furthermore, writer Christopher Hampton has recently revealed plans for the musical to be turned into a big screen movie, spurring rumours as to whether the London run could simply become a live rehearsal for the award-winning actress.

The production will feature the iconic music by Andrew Lloyd Webber with book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black. The musical draws inspiration from the 1950s film by Billy Wilder, which follows the story of former silent movie star Norma Desmond who is desperate to make a Hollywood comeback. Close is certainly no stranger to the role, which won her a Tony Award over 20 years ago when she played the character on Broadway.

Starring alongside the actress in the production will be Michael Xavier as Joe Gillis, Siobhan Dillon as Betty Schaefer and Fred Johanson as Max Von Mayerling. Although the final cast line-up is still to be announced we do know that it will include the likes of Julian Forsyth, Mark Goldthorp, Fenton Gray, Haydn Oakley and James Paterson. The full English National Opera is also set to appear onstage alongside the cast.

Sunset Boulevard tickets are still available so be sure to book now to avoid disappointment!

Bronwen Morgan
Bronwen Morgan Bronwen is our theatre show aficionado with a real passion for musicals. She regularly visits the theatre as part of her role here at Box Office to help with our latest news and social media updates. Originally from Scotland, Bronwen has seen shows in the US as well as the UK.

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