Sunset Boulevard

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Glenn Close will make her West End debut as faded screen star Norma Desmond in a revival of Sunset Boulevard. The production features popular music by Andrew Lloyd Webber such as 'With One Look' and 'The Perfect Year'.

Based on the 1950s Billy Wilder film, Sunset Boulevard follows the story of forgotten actress Norma Desmond. When screen writer Joe Gillis appears at her mansion, a story of passion, love and obsession ensues, but when he attempts to break free there are disastrous consequences.

Booking from 1 April 2016 until 7 May 2016

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:020 7845 9300
Access Booking:0871 472 0666
Group Booking:020 7836 0111
Stage Door:020 7836 0111

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The London Coliseum is one of the biggest venues in terms of capacity in the entire West End. The theatre opened its doors for the first time on Christmas Eve in 1904 with a variety show and variety as an art form coloured the early years of the venue.

The Coliseum was the first theatre to house a revolving stage, making the venue renowned for spectacle, with performing animals and circus acts regularly featuring on the bill.

The Coliseum was famously the home to the last of playwright W.S Gilbert’s productions, The Hooligan (1911), which was staged at the theatre just four months before he passed away.

One of the theatre’s biggest early successes was the musical comedy White Horse Inn which ran for 651 performances from April 1931.

Throughout the 40’s and 50’s the Coliseum was known as a venue for American musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun (1947), Kiss Me Kate (1951) and Guys and Dolls (1953).

The Coliseum became home to Sadler’s Wells Opera Company in 1968, which became the English National Opera in 1974. The ENO still commands use of the Coliseum, with the English National Ballet also taking up residence at the theatre each Christmas with their version of The Nutcracker.

Notable recent ENO productions at the Coliseum have included La Boheme (2012), Die Fledermaus (2013), Madam Butterfly (2013).

2015 sees the arrival of the hotly anticipated New York transfer of Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson. This semi-staged concert was a raging success at New York's Lincoln centre.

Past Shows

The Mikado
(closed 6 Feb 2016)
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The Nutcracker - English National Ballet
(closed 9 Jan 2016)
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The Barber of Seville
(closed 11 Nov 2015)

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Sweeney Todd
(closed 12 Apr 2015)
The Nutcracker - English National Ballet
(closed 5 Jan 2014)
Madame Butterfly
Madam Butterfly
(closed 1 Dec 2013)

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The Perfect American
(closed 28 Jun 2013)
Giselle, Ou Les Wilis
(closed 29 Mar 2013)