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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard, starring internationally acclaimed musical theatre star, Ria Jones, as Norma Desmond, comes to Mayflower Theatre.

In her mansion, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer Joe Gillis, stumbles into her reclusive world and is seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle. Joe becomes trapped until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free, with dramatic consequences.

With its much-loved score (Sunset Boulevard, With One Look, As If We Never Said Goodbye, The Greatest Star Of All and The Perfect Year) this production promises to be a spectacular event.

★★★★★ "Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical is a glorious, thrill a minute triumph" Daily Telegraph

★ "Musical theatre gold" Edinburgh Evening News

The producers of Sunset Boulevard cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes including 1 interval. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.                                            

Age Advice:

Recommended age 14+

Standard Pricing
Tue - Thu Evening £19.50 to £44.50
Wed & Thu Matinee £19.50 to £44.50
Fri & Sat Evening £22.50 to £49.50
Sat Matinee £22.50 to £49.50

Discounts do not apply to Fri & Sat performances.

Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members  £6 off top two prices at all performances.  
Concessions (incl. under 16s) £5 off each ticket.
Groups (10+) £5 off each ticket and 1 free with every 20. 

*Group bookings are not available online, please call 02380 711811.

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