A Made at Curve Production

Sunset Boulevard
in Concert

Mon 14 Dec 2020 - Sun 3 Jan 2021



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
Best Musical, Manchester Theatre Awards 2018
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.


£30 – £10

15% off for Members & 16 – 26 Members

Sat 12 Dec, 7.30pm (TBC) £1
Public Dress Rehearsals are confirmed on the day of the performance. For more details, please click here.

Curve Members can see Sunset Boulevard in Concert, The Color Purple in Concert and Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual for less with our Membership Season Tickets. Band A tickets are priced at £60, with Band B tickets priced at £50.

To book your season ticket, please contact our Box Office team by telephone on 0116 242 3595, or e-mail the team at [email protected].

Please note the 15% Membership discount is not available on season tickets.

Audio Described: Wed 30 Dec, 7.30pm
Signed: Sat 2 Jan, 2.30pm
Captioned: Sat 2 Jan, 7.30pm

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*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book & Lyrics by Don Black & Christopher Hampton
Based on the Billy Wilder film

Orchestrations by David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber
By Arrangement with The Really Useful Group

Director Nikolai Foster
Designer Colin Richmond
Musical Supervisor Stephen Brooker
Musical Director Adrian Kirk
Choreographer Lee Proud
Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell
Sound Designer Tom Marshall
Video & Projection Douglas O’Connell
Casting by David Grindrod CDG

The Producers gratefully acknowledge the role of Amy Powers in the lyric development of Sunset Boulevard

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Cast & Creative

A black and white headshot of Ria Jones.

Ria Jones

Norma Desmond
Black and white headshot for Danny Mac

Danny Mac

Joe Gillis