We are pleased to bring you Manuel Harlan’s great first look production photos from the current tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard. This new production directed by Nikolai Foster stars Ria Jones as faded silent film star Norma Desmond, Danny Mac as aspiring screenwriter Joe Gillis, Adam Pearce as Max Von Mayerling, and Molly Lynch as Betty Schaefer. In her mansion on … Read more
Producers have announced that Danny Mac has been cast as Joe Gillis in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard alongside Ria Jones who is playing Norma Desmond. Most recently 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. This month he … Read more
Ria Jones will play Norma Desmon in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard UK Tour starting at the Curve Theatre in Leicester in September 2017. In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a film script … Read more
This is a genuinely terrific night in the musical theatre. Gypsy aside, there is nothing to touch it currently playing in London in terms of value for money and sheer, unrelenting happiness. Emma Barton has heart in spades and performs with a lustrous, warm allure which is both seductive and motherly. Ria Jones is a gifted performer, a delicious singer, and she brings a wealth of experience, and a warm, luscious tone to her carefully delivered renditions of Herman’s standards. Sarah-Louise Young’s comic work in Take It All Off and La Cage Aux Folles is gloriously amusing.
It was announced today Jerry’s Girls will transfer to the Jermyn Street Theatre for a limited three week run from 12 to 31 May 2015. The show was a sell-out smash at the St James Studio ealrier this year. Jerry’s Girl features songs from musicals written by Jerry Herman, the Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of shows including Hello Dolly!, Mame, Dear World, La Cage … Read more
Ria Jones is the real deal, a generous performer of true skill and intelligence. She has that impressive ability to summon up a mood, an atmosphere, with a simple turn of the head or a bittersweet smile. If you want to have good fun, enjoy some superb musicianship, and remind yourself of a time when Broadway tunes routinely became a part of the fabric of life, this is an opportunity not to be let pass you by.