19:15, Sun 6th November 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
19:15, Tue 8th November 2022 at Almeida Theatre
19:15, Wed 9th November 2022 at The Old Vic
19:45, Thu 10th November 2022 at Random Venue 62
19:15, Sun 13th November 2022 at Random Venue 95
Michaelmas Week 5 to Week 6
Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the 1950 film of the same title, the plot revolves around Norma Desmond, a faded star of the silent screen era, living in the past in her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street. When young screenwriter Joe Gillis accidentally crosses her path, she sees in him an opportunity to make her comeback to the big screen. Romance and tragedy follow.
Opening first in London in 1993, the musical has had several long runs internationally and also enjoyed extensive tours, although the show, which has been the subject of several legal battles, lost money because of its extraordinary running costs.