Sunset Boulevard set for Norwich stage

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A musical aiming to expose the dark side of show-business fame is set to arrive at the Norwich Theatre Royal for a series of performances at the end of the month.

Sunset Boulevard, from the mind of Andrew Lloyd Webber and presented by the Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society it tells the story of Norma Desmond, who at one time was a big silent movie star with the world at her feet, before the advent of talkies saw her popularity fail, forcing her to retreat from the spotlight.

The winner of seven Tony Awards, the production includes songs such as With One Look, As If We Never Said Goodbye and the number one hit The Perfect Year.

Director Jeremy Tustin said: “I have tried to keep it very similar to the film and have added in parts from the movie that were not in the West End production.”

Sunset Boulevard is being performed every night at 7.30pm from Monday, January 25 to Saturday, January 30, plus 2.30pm on the Wednesday and Saturday.

Tickets range from £7 to £21.50. To book, see www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk