Casting has been announced for Curve Leicester’s socially distanced season of Sunset Boulevard in concert opening in December 2020.
Following the latest lockdown measures in England, Curve’s production of Sunset Boulevard in concert will now open slightly later than originally planned and run 18 December 2020 to 9 January 2021.
Sunset Boulevard in concert will be fully costumed and performed in the round making use of a triple-stage revolve donated by Sir Cameron Mackintosh.
Ria Jones is to play Norma Desmond with Danny Mac as Joe Gillis will reprise their roles in Sunset Boulevard joining a host of original company members from Curve’s award-winning 2017 touring production. Molly Lynch will reprise her role as Betty Schaefer, Adam Pearce returns as Max Von Mayerling, Dougie Carter as Artie Green and Carl Sanderson as Cecil B DeMille.
The Sunset Boulevard in concert company will also include Benjamin Chambers, Owen Chaponda, Joanna Goodwin, Kristoffer Hellström, James Meunier, Gemma Naylor, Joanna O’Hare, Jessica Paul, Sam Peggs and Barney Wilkinson.
Set over a turbulent New Year’s Eve in 1940s Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard is a gripping tale of romance, glamour and obsession. Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster will once again direct this production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece, which features book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and is based on the 1950 film by Billy Wilder.
A 16-piece orchestra, supported by music licensing company PPL, will bring the musical’s score to life with musical supervision by Stephen Brooker. Set Designer Colin Richmond, Video Designer Douglas O’Connell and Choreographer Lee Proud will also rejoin the production team.