Faded silent-movie goddess Norma Desmond – “the greatest star of all” – resides in a fantasy world in her reclusive, decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles Street. When Joe Gillis, a struggling young screenwriter, turns up by mistake one evening, the eccentric Norma sees him as an opportunity to make her long-awaited comeback and cash-strapped Joe is easily seduced by Norma and her luxurious lifestyle. This chance meeting marks the beginning of their journey into glamour and tragedy.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning masterwork of dreams and desire in the land called Hollywood includes lush, swelling numbers The Perfect Year, With One Look and The Greatest Star of All.
Based on the Billy Wilder film of the same title, the Paramount Pictures film is famously rated as one of the greatest films ever made. The musical version, with its heart-stopping music, will give the immense talents of the Theatre’s Summer Youth Production’s young stars the perfect platform on which to shine and captivate audiences.
An Amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.
Next year’s summer youth production, Sunset Boulevard, is open to 16-21 year olds. Additional projects for those aged 10-15 will be held later in 2024 and early 2025. Please keep an eye on our various platforms for further information.