Geoids Musical Theatre present the first Amateur Production of SUNSET BOULEVARD in Central London, in association with the Really Useful Group.
The global hit musical Sunset Boulevard based on the Billy Wilder film of the same name featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black will run at the Bridewell Theatre on Fleet Street, central London from 6 to 12 October in a brand new production. NODA affiliated companies have been able to perform the musical for the first time in 2015, and Geoids Musical Theatre have been awarded the only license in central London.
Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of “talkies”. Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to a tragic conclusion.
The lush score features such haunting classics as “With One Look”, “The Greatest Star of All”, “As if We Never Said Goodbye”, “The Perfect Year”, plus the emotionally charged title song “Sunset Boulevard”.
The musical was first staged in London in 1994 in an iconic production starring Patti LuPone and Kevin Anderson, before opening in LA and Broadway with Glenn Close. The original production was famed for its extravagant sets as well as its backstage dramas. It became the hottest ticket of the year, if not the most talked about new musical of the decade.
This new production is directed by Dom O’Hanlon with musical direction by Sarah Burrell and choreography by Honor Roche. The cast includes: Susan Booth (Norma Desmond) Michael Stacey (Joe Gillis), Patrick Harrison (Max von Mayerling), Nikki Davison (Betty Schaefer), Russell Hughes (Artie Green), Alan Scobbie (Sheldrake), Daniel Penfold (Cecil B. DeMille), Mark Bonington, Trudi Camilleri, Francesca Canty, Ed Curry, Laura Fox, Will Howells, Kathryn Hyde, Ben Kelly, Julia Kleinsteuber, Jaime Laity,Hannah Parker Smith, Judith Perkins, Kate Vlietstra and Sean Westwood.
Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics by: Don Black and Christopher Hampton
Based on: the Billy Wilder Film
Where: The Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
When: Tue 6 October – Sat 10 Oct 2015, 7.30pm. Matinee Sat 10 Oct at 2.30pm.
Tickets: Available at www.geoidsmt.co.uk
Produced by: Blake Klein on behalf of Geoids Musical Theatre
Directed by: Dom O’Hanlon
Musical Direction: Sarah Burrell
Choreography: Honor Roche
Repetiteur: Lizzy Rosser
Set Designer: John Winters
Technical Director: Adrian Jeakins
Lighting Designers: Chris Taylor & Graham Webb
Assistant Set Designer & Scenic Artist: Roberta Volpe
Projection Designer: Clarisse O’Dell
Master Carpenter: Justin Heister
Sound Designer: Andy Bennett
Stage Manager: Hannah Hurley
Props: Angela Hay
Wardrobe Stylist: Lemington Ridley
Wardrobe Supervisor: Yvonne Higgins