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Danny Mac strips off for latest stage role – SUNSET BOULEVARD

Sunset Boulevard Tour 2017-18Michael Harrison, David Ian and Curve are delighted to announce further touring dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Ria Jones as ‘Norma Desmond’ and Danny Mac as ‘Joe Gillis’. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour will open at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017 (press night Thursday 28 September). Full tour schedule below.
SUNSET BOULEVARD also features Adam Pearce as ‘Max Von Mayerling’, Molly Lynch as ‘Betty Schaefer’, Dougie Carter as ‘Artie Green’ and Carl Sanderson as ‘Cecil B DeMille’. The rest of the company includes Bernadette Bangura, Matthew Barrow, Benjamin Chambers, Joanna Goodwin, Kristoffer Hellström, Iain Mattley, James Meunier, Gemma Naylor, Fiona O’Carroll, Joanna O’Hare, Jessica Paul, Sam Peggs, Tom Vincent and Barney Wilkinson

Last year, Ria Jones played the role of ‘Norma Desmond’ at the London Coliseum when Glenn Close was indisposed, receiving rave reviews and standing ovations for her performance. Ria has recently starred as ‘Dorothy Brock’ in “42nd Street” at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Her West End credits include ‘Fantine’ in “Les Misérables”, ‘Grizabella’ in “Cats” and ‘Florence’ in “Chess”. Her touring credits include ‘Alex’ in “The Witches of Eastwick”, ‘Mrs Overall’ in “Acorn Antiques – The Musical”, ‘Reno Sweeney’ in “Anything Goes” and ‘The Narrator’ in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.

Danny Mac captured the nation’s hearts and received overwhelming support during his incredible time on BBC1’s “Strictly Come Dancing” making it all the way to the final. He most recently starred as ‘Gabey’ in “On The Town” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. His other musical theatre credits include “Wicked” and “Legally Blonde”.

Adam Pearce’s many West End credits include “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre, as well as the original casts of “Love Never Dies” at the Adelphi, “The Light Princess at the National Theatre and “Urinetown” at the St James Theatre. Adam has also appeared in “Evita”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Sweeney Todd”, all at the Adelphi.

SUNSET BOULEVARD. Danny Mac ‘Joe Gillis’. Photo Manuel Harlan

Molly Lynch most recently appeared in English National Opera’s “Carousel” at the Coliseum, where she has also appeared in “Sweeney Todd”. Her other credits include “Fiddler on the Roof” at Grange Park Opera.

Dougie Carter recently played ‘Jean-Michel’ in the national tour of “La Cage Aux Folles”. His West End theatre credits include “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre and “Alice” at St James Theatre.

Carl Sanderson’s many West End credits include “Cats”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Acorn Antiques – The Musical” and “Starlight Express”. His other theatre credits include the national tours of “My Fair Lady” and “Hairspray” as well as “Guys and Dolls”, “The Music Man” and “The Pajama Game” all at Chichester Festival Theatre.

One of the all-time great musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning (Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical) masterpiece 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. This much-loved score includes the title number Sunset Boulevard, With One Look, As If We Never Said Goodbye, The Greatest Star Of All and The Perfect Year and will be performed by a full orchestra.

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 world. 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 life-style. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences.

Full Casting Announced

SUNSET BOULEVARD UK AND IRELAND TOUR 2017/18
2017
SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
CURVE, LEICESTER
www.curveonline.co.uk

TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE
Edinburgh Playhouse

MONDAY 9 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER
NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL

MONDAY 16 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER
SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE
www.swanseagrand.co.uk

MONDAY 23 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER
MANCHESTER PALACE
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/palace-theatre-manchester/

MONDAY 6 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/his-majestys-theatre

MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER
BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE, DUBLIN
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

TUESDAY 28 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
Milton Keynes

2018

TUESDAY 9 JANUARY – SATURDAY 13 JANUARY 2018
BRISTOL HIPPODROME
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/bristol-hippodrome-theatre/
DANNY MAC WILL NOT BE PERFORMING AT THIS VENUE

TUESDAY 16 JANUARY – SATURDAY 20 JANUARY
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
www.mayflower.org.uk
DANNY MAC WILL NOT BE PERFORMING AT THIS VENUE

MONDAY 22 JANUARY – SATURDAY 27 JANUARY
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/new-victoria-theatre/
DANNY MAC WILL NOT BE PERFORMING AT THIS VENUE

MONDAY 29 JANUARY – SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY
THE CLIFFS PAVILLION, SOUTHEND
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY
THE ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/liverpool-empire-theatre/

MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 3 MARCH
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
www.wmc.org.uk
DANNY MAC WILL NOT BE PERFORMING ON MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY

MONDAY 5 MARCH – SATURDAY 10 MARCH
IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE
https://apps.ipswich.gov.uk/

MONDAY 12 MARCH – SATURDAY 17 MARCH
THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH
www.theatreroyal.com

MONDAY 9 APRIL – SATURDAY 14 APRIL
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/new-wimbledon-theatre/

MONDAY 16 APRIL – SATURDAY 21 APRIL
THE MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
www.marlowetheatre.com

MONDAY 23 APRIL – SATURDAY 28 APRIL
SHEFFIELD LYCEUM
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

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