Sunset Boulevard to close 30 May 2009

Sunset Boulevard to close 30 May 2009

Sunset Boulevard, has posted closing notices for 30 May 2009 at the Comedy Theatre. (The show was booking to 19 Sep 2009!).

The musical opened at the West End's Comedy Theatre 15 Dec 2008, following previews from 4 Dec 2008 to terrific notices from the popular press: THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Small is better and sometimes beautiful when it comes to this scaled-down."THE INDEPENDENT says, "...a score that is as dynamic and complex as any that Lloyd Webber has written." THE GUARDIAN says, "Intelligently pared-down production." THE TIMES says, "Lloyd Webber’s score is always interesting, sometimes catchy." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Knockout revival."

Sunset Boulevard has music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, book & lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, based on the Billy Wilder film, musical arrangements by Sarah Travis.

It is directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood.

The musical features Kathryn Evans (Norma Desmond), Ben Goddard (Joe Gillis), Dave Willetts (Max von Meyerling).

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 lifestyle. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences.

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