Based on Billy Wilder's 1950 Oscar-winning film of the same name, Sunset Boulevard
depicts the faded glamour of former Hollywood actress Norma Desmond. The ex-silent movie star is portrayed living in isolation, with only memories for company. However, when struggling screenwriter Joe Gillis appears at her house, she demands a second chance in the limelight. Semi-stagedPerformers Glenn Close (Norma Desmond), Michael Xavier (Joe), Siobhan Dillon (Betty), Fred Johanson (Max), Anna Woodside (Hedda Hopper), Emily Bull (Hedy Lamarr), Julian Forsyth (Cecil B DeMille), Mark Goldthorp (Sheldrake), Fenton Gray (Manfred), Haydn Oakley (Artie Green), James Paterson (Jonesy), Carly Anderson, Jacob Chapman, Ria Jones, Katie Kerr, Aaron Lee Lambert, Vicki Lee Taylor, Jo Morris, Ashley Robinson, Gary Tushaw, Adam Vaughan, Michelle Bishop, Nadeem Crowe, Cornelia Farnsworth, Matthew McKenna, Tanya Robb, Stuart Winter.
Music Andrew Lloyd Webber. Book by Don Black. Book by Christopher Hampton. Lyrics Don Black. Producer English National Opera. Producer GradeLinnit Company. Presented by Michael Linnit. Presented by Michael Grade (for Gate Ventures PLC and ENO). Director Lonny Price. Music David Cullen (orchestration). Music Andrew Lloyd Webber (orchestraion). Choreographer Stephen Mear. Design James Noone. Costume Tracy Christensen. Costume Anthony Powell (Glenn Close's costume design). Sound Mick Potter. Lighting Mark Henderson. Musical Director Michael Reed. Conductor Michael Reed.