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Sunset Boulevard Tickets

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stunning musical hits the stage of the London Coliseum with Glenn Close in the leading role as Norma Desmond. Reprising her performance from 1995 that has become the stuff of legend, Close tells the story of a delusional silent movie actress who traps a young screenwriter in her grasp.

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…

Performance dates:
04 May 2016 - 04 May 2016
Running time:
2 hours 40 minutes
London Coliseum (See map)
Age recommendation:
All ages
Audience Notes:
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.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: The London Coliseum is the largest theatre on the West End and if you find yourself sitting at the back in the balcony it really can feel very far away. Stalls seats are not affected by overhang of the dress circle, so the cheaper seats at the back of the stalls still offer a premium view.

Latest Audience Reviews

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

1959robertl 19 Mar 2018

The incredible talents of Glenn Close and Michael Xavier led a top notch in English National Oper... More

RichardBayton 31 May 2017

I really love this show and the fact that it is sung through. I love the music even if it is very... More

fifilou Top 100 reviewer 19 Mar 2017
YM Top 200 reviewer 23 Jul 2017
YM Top 200 reviewer 23 Jul 2017
YM Top 200 reviewer 23 Jul 2017
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