Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Tuesday November 24
Tunbridge Wells Operatic and Dramatic Society recreates Sunset Boulevard. Based on the Billy Wilder film, the musical version of Sunset Boulevard, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black, had its world premiere at London’s Adelphi Theatre on July 12th, 1993.
Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of ‘talkies’. Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen-writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.
Starts: 7.30pm (matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm)
Tickets: £14 (discount for over 65s and under 16s)
Info & booking: www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk