The production will begin performances at the Savoy Theatre from the 21st September 2023.
It has been announced by The Jamie Lloyd Company that Rachel Tucker will join Jamie Lloyd’s upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, performing in the role of Norma Desmond on Thursday 12 October matinee, and Monday performances from the 16th October 2023 – 6th January 2024. She joins the previously announced Nicole Scherzinger who will also be appearing as Norma during the run of the musical. Full cast and creative team have yet to be announced.
Rachel Tucker said, “I’ve wanted to work with Jamie for a long time and to collaborate with him on a brand new version of one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best scores, whilst getting to play such an iconic role, is a career high for me.” Her theatre credits include Come From Away (Gerald Schoenfeld, NY/ Phoenix Theatre – Olivier Award Nomination for Best Actress; WhatsOnStage Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical); Songs For a New World (London Palladium/ Stream)and Wicked (Apollo Victoria/ Gershwin).
The musical, which features book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and is based on the Billy Wilder film, is being revived 30 years after the original West End production. It includes memorable songs such as: With One Look, The Perfect Year and As If We Never Said Goodbye.
Haunted by her memories and dreams, movie star Norma Desmond (Scherzinger) yearns to return to the big screen. A struggling screenwriter who can’t sell his scripts to the Hollywood studios may be her only hope, until their dangerous and compelling relationship leads to disastrous circumstances. Drenched in champagne and cynicism, Sunset Boulevard scrutinizes the ambitions and frustrations of its characters and their intoxicating need for fame and adoration.
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