Sunset Boulevard at London Coliseum tickets
Sunset Boulevard at London Coliseum tickets

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About the show

Glenn Close made her highly anticipated West End debut as the legendary Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard. In a production with the English National Opera, Close took to the stage of the London Coliseum with a full orchestra in a semi-staged performance of the role that earned her the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Sunset Boulevard is based on the 1950 Billy Wilder film, and follows the tumultuous relationship between bygone silent movie siren Norma Desmond and down-and-out script writer Joe Gillis. The delusional actress is convinced she is still a star and Joe does everything in his power to protect her from the truth. Lavished with gifts, money and love, Joe begins to find his situation suffocating and must do anything to escape regardless of the dramatic consequences.

Close stared as Norma Desmond, reprising her peerless Broadway performance from more than two decades ago. Best known for her roles on film in The Stepford Wives, 101 Dalmations and Fatal Attraction, Close is no stranger to the stage. With numerous performances on Broadway as well as a run at the National Theatre as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire, Close returned to recreate the magic from her 1995 performance of Sunset Boulevard.

Andrew Lloyd Webber hardly needs introducing, with such shows under his name as Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and Evita. Sunset Boulevard is one of his lesser performed musicals, but includes stunning songs such as ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’, ‘Every Movie’s a Circus’ and ‘With One Look’. Alright, Mr. Lloyd Webber, she’s ready for her Close up…

Recommended for

This opportunity to see Glenn Close supported by the orchestra of the English National Opera is a treat not to be missed – fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber and his other musicals will not want to miss this treat.

Age Recommendations: All ages

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Opened: 01 Apr 2016
Press night: 04 Apr 2016
Booking from: 04 May 2016
Booking until: 04 May 2016

Location and map

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES

95 Reviews Add review

Show was fabulous made even better by Glenn Close's performance as Norma Desmond. 5 stars.

1959robertl 6'2", 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The incredible talents of Glenn Close and Michael Xavier led a top notch in English National Opera's 'Sunset Boulevard'. Glenn singing... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 6 helpful votes

I really love this show and the fact that it is sung through. I love the music even if it is very repetitive. The performances by all... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 6 helpful votes

YM 168, 134 reviews, 6 helpful votes

YM 168, 134 reviews, 6 helpful votes

YM 168, 134 reviews, 6 helpful votes

The set was good. The acting and singing was amazing.

sarahward 5 foot, 333 reviews, 7 helpful votes

One of the best shows I've ever seen - Glenn Close is a phenomenon.

ryansouch 6"4, 105 reviews, 2 helpful votes

One of the favourite shows ever, superb.

Shaunrtt 5"7, 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes