It has been announced that the Made at Curve production of Sunset Boulevard will be available to view online once more from the 10th to the 15th May, with money raised going to the The Andy Nairn Bursaries in Technical Theatre.

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The Curve’s streamed production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical was directed by Nikolai Foster and reunited company members from the award-winning 2017 Made at Curve touring production.

Now it is being made available to stream once again in May, with money raised to go to the The Andy Nairn Bursaries in Technical Theatre. Sunset Boulevard – at Home was the last show Curve’s Head of Production Andy Nairn worked on before passing away in November 2020. The Andy Nairn Bursaries in Technical Theatre was set up by Curve, Derby Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse in honour of Andy’s contribution to theatre in the region. The scheme will provide accessible training opportunities for aspiring theatre technicians from challenging socio-economic and diverse backgrounds.

Talking about the news, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “We were truly blown away by the incredible response to our production of Sunset Boulevard, a testament to the incredible freelance artists, technical teams and musicians who made it all possible. And we are thrilled the gates of Paramount will open once again before we start to emerge from lockdown. What makes this screening even more special is that when you buy a ticket, you will be supporting The Andy Nairn Bursaries in Technical Theatre, named in honour of Andy Nairn, our much missed Head of Production, who passed away last November aged just 34 years old.
Andy wasn’t only an exceptionally talented and respected technician and production manager, but he was an incredible leader and mentor for those starting out. He was deeply passionate about training the technicians of tomorrow, encouraging people from all backgrounds to embark on a career in theatre. All money raised from these screenings will support the bursary programme at Curve, meaning many young technicians will be able to benefit from accessible training in our state-of-the-art theatre.”

Sunset Boulevard at Home includes a host of original company members from Curve’s 2017 international touring production, including Ria Jones as Norma Desmond, Danny Mac as Joe Gillis, Molly Lynch as Betty Schaefer, Adam Pearce as Max Von Mayerling, Dougie Carter as Artie Green and Carl Sanderson as Cecil B DeMille. The company is completed by Benjamin Chambers, Owen Chaponda, Joanna Goodwin, Kristoffer Hellström, James Meunier, Gemma Naylor, Joanna O’Hare, Jessica Paul, Sam Peggs and Barney Wilkinson.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score is performed by a 16 piece orchestra, supported by music licensing company PPL, with musical supervision by Stephen Brooker, musical direction by Chris Mundy and orchestral management by Stephen Hill for Musicians UK Ltd. The production team also includes Set Designer Colin Richmond, Choreographer Lee Proud, Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell, Sound Designer Tom Marshall, Video Designer Douglas O’Connell and casting by David Grindrod CDG. The production was filmed and edited by Crosscut Media.

Sunset Boulevard at Home will be available to watch from the 10th to the 15th May. To book tickets visit: https://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/sunset-boulevard-at-home/