Musical theatre has been well served in 2016 on both sides of the Atlantic with revivals of amazing musicals and the unveiling of some new works which are fast becoming favourites. Looking back through my browser history and playlists I’d like to put forward this list of epic musical theatre performances by some of the world’s great musical theatre performers and the cast of one … Read more
Performances begin today for Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard at the London Coliseum. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s musical based on Billy Wilder’s iconic film of the same name is being presented for 43 performances only. Co-starring Michael Xavier, Sionhan Dillon and Fred Johanson, Sunset Boulevard looks set to be the theatrical event of 2016. Read our review of Sunset Boulevard BOOK … Read more
Glenn Close was photographed on the stage of the London Coliseum this week ahead of her appearance as faded screen star Norma Desmond in a semi-staged production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. Based on Billy Wilder’s classic film, Sunset Boulevard originally premiered in London at the Adelphi Theatre in 1993, where it ran for almost four years and played to nearly two million people. … Read more
Glenn Close is to make her West End theatre debut in a semi-staged concert production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard at the London Colliseum in April 2016. Tickets are now on sale. Based on Billy Wilder’s classic film, Sunset Boulevard originally premiered in London at the Adelphi Theatre in 1993, where it ran for almost four years and played to nearly two million people. … Read more
This production sets its own agenda, all with the express blessing of the text, and the result is an energised, specific reading which focuses on loss, terror, friendship, rights and wrongs. Silence and pain. Fear and, eventually, hope. Together, Balaban and Higgins make this production the success it is. They upset and then realign the balance in the household they invade.