Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film, with Don Black and Christopher Hampton's wonderful book and lyrics.
In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. 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 existence until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences.
With its much-loved score, including Sunset Boulevard, With One Look, The Greatest Star Of All and The Perfect Year, the production promises to be a spectacular event.
Orchestrations by David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber
Original production by The Really Useful Group Ltd
Really Useful Group Ltd gratefully acknowledges the role of Amy Powers in the lyric development of "Sunset Boulevard"
An Amateur production by arrangement with The Musical Company Ltd
TADLOP is a Registered Charity 701613