The special one-off concert of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on the 3rd December.
It has been announced that the concert of Sunset Boulevard will see Mazz Murray (Mamma Mia; We Will Rock You) star as Norma Desmond, Ramin Karimloo (Les Misérables; Phantom of the Opera) as Joe Gillis, Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) as Betty Schaefer and Jeremy Secomb (Les Misérables) as Max von Mayerling.
The musical, based on Billy Wilder’s 1950 film starring Gloria Swanson, will be heading to the Royal Albert Hall in December following a critically acclaimed performance at Alexandra Palace earlier this year.
Directed by Jordan Murphy, the cast of 19 will be accompanied by by a 40-piece orchestra on the evening,
conducted by Alex Parker to perform the score which features music byAndrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black and orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Named after the famous Hollywood street, Sunset Boulevard follows silent film star Nora Desmond as she dreams of a triumphant return to the silver screen, and struggling screenwriter Joe Gillis who is drawn into her sinister fantasy world.
This concert production will also feature choreography by Joanna Goodwin and sound design by Paul Smith.
Talking about the news, conductor Alex Parker said: “Following our one-off performance at Alexandra Palace
earlier this year, our concert production of Sunset Boulevard is now back bigger and better than ever, taking over the Royal Albert Hall. This timeless classic delights audiences with well-known incredible numbers including As If We Never Said Goodbye, With One Look and The Perfect Year.”
Sunset Boulevard will be performed at the Royal Albert Hall on the 3rd December.