Thu 18 May 2017

STRICTLY COME DANCING'S DANNY MAC TO STAR AS JOE GILLIS IN THE UK AND IRELAND TOUR OF THE CURVE PRODUCTION OF SUNSET BOULEVARD

Curve, Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Danny Mac is to star as Joe Gillis in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Curve’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard. Ria Jones is to play Norma Desmond and the show is to be directed by Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster.

Sunset Boulevard will open at Curve on Sat 16 Sep 2017 (Press Night Thu 28 Sep, 7pm), before touring the UK and Ireland. Full casting will be announced shortly. Tour schedule below with more dates to be announced soon at sunsetboulevardtour.com.

Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said:

“We are delighted to welcome the wonderful Danny Mac back to Leicester after his performance in our production of Legally Blonde last year. Joe Gillis is an incredible role and we know Danny will be terrific in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece. Having an actor of Danny’s calibre to play opposite Ria Jones’ magnificent Norma Desmond will be thrilling.”

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 stars as Gabey in On The Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. His musical theatre credits include Wicked and Warner Huntington III in Curve’s Legally Blonde.

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 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 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.