Sunset Boulevard: February 2015
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.
Burton Operatic Society were proud to announce that they obtained a licence to perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard for our February 2015 show. The licence was allocated on a limited basis, and only for twelve months, so we were very fortunate to get this opportunity. Our performance was the UK mainland amateur premiere.
Sunset Boulevard is a musical based on the 1950 film of the same name, which tells the story of Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, and her obsessive relationship with a struggling young screenwriter, Joe Gillis. As Norma tries to make a comeback in Hollywood, she becomes increasingly delusional and possessive, ultimately leading to tragedy. With a lush and haunting score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and powerful performances, Sunset Boulevard explores themes of aging, fame, and the price of obsession.
Directed by Steve Foster.
Musical Director: David Blackwell