Following its success in Leicester and on tour across the UK and Europe throughout 2017/18, we’re thrilled to be revisiting our award-winning Made at Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard in this captivating concert performance.
By raising the walls between our Studio and Theatre spaces, Curve will reopen as a 533-seat, socially distanced auditorium with audiences enjoying live performances from all four sides of the stage, fully realising the ambition of visionary architect Rafael Viñoly’s original design. A revolving stage, generously donated by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, and a spectacular lighting rig will bring the spaces together, creating a truly epic feel for this once-in-a-lifetime season of work.
Set over a turbulent New Year’s Eve in 1940s Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the performance will see Ria Jones reprise her role as silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond, with Danny Mac returning as penniless screen writer Joe Gillis. Further casting will be announced soon.
A 16-piece orchestra – the largest to accompany a musical in the UK this year – will also join the sumptuously costumed cast in realising Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s epic and globally-adored score, including Sunset Boulevard, The Greatest Star Of All and As If We Never Said Goodbye.
Awards for our 2017 production:
WINNER – Best Regional Production, WhatsOnStage Awards 2018
WINNER – Best Musical, Manchester Theatre Awards 2018
WINNER – Best Actor – Danny Mac, Manchester Theatre Awards 2018
Please note: Ria Jones will not be performing on Sat 2 Jan, 2.30pm.
To welcome audiences members back to Curve safely, we’ve introduced a number of changes and new measures throughout our building. To find out more, please click here.