Getting here is only the beginning…
Starring Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and directed by Nikolai Foster, the Curve production of Sunset Boulevard will tour around the UK and Ireland in 2017 – 2018. Last year, Jones played the role of Norma Desmond at the London Coliseum when Glenn Close was indisposed, receiving rave reviews and standing ovations for her performance.0
More dates are to be announced, but confirmed stops include: Leciester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Dublin, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Southampton, Woking, Southend and Bradford.
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.
A story of romance and obsession, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award Sunset Boulevard is one of the all-time great musicals which includes As If We Never Said Goodbye, The Greatest Star Of All and titular Sunset Boulevard.