Musical Theatre Tue 4 October 2022 - Sat 8 Oct 2022

Sunset Boulevard


Longwood Amateur Operatic Society present an amateur production of Sunset Boulevard by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Based on the Billy Wilder film.

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma’s “masterpiece,” a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic existence until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences. 

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning masterwork of dreams and desire in the land called Hollywood includes lush, swelling standards With One Look, As If We Never Said Goodbye and Perfect Year.


Tue 4 October 2022 - Sat 8 Oct 2022


Main House


155 minutes

Intermission Duration

20 minutes

Age guidance


Content warning

Adult language and mature themes

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