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London Coliseum, London4.5286 reviews
Glenn Close, in her West End debut, reprises her Tony-Award winning role as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard at the ENO.

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★★★★★ ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is a glorious, thrill a minute – a triumph’ - Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ ‘What a star. Glenn Close is mesmerising. Outstanding performances’ - The Times

★★★★ ‘Glenn Close’s West End debut is a triumph. Majestic, tormented and teasingly seductive. This is a mighty vehicle for a mesmerising star’ - Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Glenn Close makes sure the sun once more rises on a glorious Sunset Boulevard’ - Daily Mail

★★★★ ‘A breath-taking performance from Glenn Close’ - The Guardian

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stunning musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film captures the haunting world of the Golden Age of Hollywood. With book and lyrics by the Oscar-winning partnership of Don Black (Born Free, Diamonds are Forever) and Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Atonement), with Glenn Close reprising her Tony-Award winning role as Norma Desmond.

ENO's Sunset Boulevard, staged at the London Coliseum, is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder's classic film, with celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.

When impoverished screenwriter Joe Gillis stumbles into the reclusive world of faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond, she sees the opportunity to make a comeback and rise to her former glory. He by turn is seduced by the actress and her luxurious lifestyle. But the entanglement between the pair is to have dramatic and tragic consequences.

The character or Norma Desmond recalls on the twilight years of real-life silent film stars, for exaple the famous "Queen of the Movies" and Mary Pickford. Another inspiration was the tragic fates of Mae Murray, who ended up being blacklisted from working with the still major film-making company, MGM, and Clara Bow, who suffered from mental disorder and towards the end of her life is said to have "preferred death to public life." The drama of their lives and of the Golden Age of Hollywood promise an exciting spectacle!

With the lush melodies of this much-loved score (including Sunset Boulevard, With One Look and The Perfect Year) performed by ENO’s acclaimed orchestra, this semi-staged production promises to be a spectacular evening.

Lonny Price (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) returns to the London Coliseum to direct the strictly limited run of 43 performances.


Additional Information

Age restriction

5+ Under 5s not permitted.

Running time

2 hours 20 minutes. Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm

Performance dates

1 April to 7 May 2016 for 43 performances ONLY!

Special notes

Under 5s not admitted. No re-access to the auditorium after leaving. This is a SEMI STAGED production.

Venue Information

London Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Customer Reviews

286 reviews4.5

Lee Gibson28th June

Never saw the US production and so looked forward to this one. Seat was excellent, used my binoculars, sound very good, sets good, and an all around excellent show. My first night out in London to see this show.

Heather Herron25th May

Glenn Close & cast amazing!!! Very disappointed in the boring set design and I found the orchestra on stage with the cast very distracting.

Sam Findlay11th May

Obviously disappointed that Glen Close was 'indisposed' on the night without being told beforehand. Arriving at the Coloseum was mayhem and terribly disorganised. The queue for ticket collection was enormous, no one knew what was going on or where to queue. Really unacceptable given the price of the ticket! Ria Jones was brilliant in the end but it didn't really make up for the price of the ticket in my opinion. I won't be going to anymore productions at the Coloseum.


Glenn Close is fantastic...!!!!

Hidetoshi SHIMADA7th May

Abusolutely nice, thank for the memorable show!

Mick Corbyn6th May

Very, very disappointed, the production was done on the cheap and most of the performances reflected that. Andrew Lloyd Webber should be embarassed to have his name linked with this show. It was a poor end to a great birthday for my wife,

Florian Isachsen5th May

Glenn Close is causing goosebumps and tears! The "semi staging" does not really limit this experience and the ENO orchestra sounds wonderful!

Vanessa Grazziotin Dexheimer5th May

Sunset Blvd is not a new musical, so my only reason to go to theater again was to see Glenn Close. However, in the day of the performance she was indisposed and was replaced by Ria Jones. Although Ria is an amazing singer, I would like to have been offered the option to exchange my tickets to another day when Glenn Close would be on stage.

Barry Barnes5th May

I thoroughly enjoyed Sunset Boulevard, set in an absolutely beautiful theatre . The production was semi-staged, which worked ok, especially as I could see the huge orchestra, but given the choice i would have prefered a traditional set. All of the cast were super; lovely harmonies and the sound was clear and loud enough. Glen Close bought much character to the role, and her outfits were spectacular. An enjoyable show which I would recommend to others, although it was a short run to fit in with the theatre's schedule.

Joyce Pitty4th May

We lived our seats in the dress circle. I was thrilled to see Glen Close live with a terrific supporting cast. They needed to be as she is terrific.vmust also mention the full orchestra on stage throughtoout

Margaret Ball3rd May

It was absolutely superb performance!

Gail Colson3rd May

The production was first class as were the cast and orchestra. The venue was magnificent. My only criticism about the whole evening was that I didn't think that the music was as strong as some shows I have seen recently.