On Monday 22 February, rehearsals for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard got well underway at English National Opera’s rehearsal studios in West Hampstead.
Cast and crew spent the morning meeting each other and learning more about this new semi-staged production of Sunset Boulevard, directed by Lonny Price and conducted by Michael Reed.
The full ENO orchestra will appear on stage alongside the cast in this semi-staged production. Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber with choreography by Stephen Mear, set designs by James Noone, costume designs by Tracy Christensen, Glenn Close’s costumes designs by Anthony Powell, sound by Mick Potter and lighting by Mark Henderson.
Joining Glenn Close, Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson in Sunset Boulevard, are:
- Anna Woodside as Hedda Hopper
- Emily Bull as Hedy Lamarr
- Julian Forsyth as Cecil B DeMille
- Mark Goldthorp as Sheldrake
- Fenton Gray as Manfred
- Haydn Oakley as Artie Green
- James Paterson as Jonesy
Further company members include Carly Anderson, Michelle Bishop, Jacob Chapman, Nadeem Crowe, Cornelia Farnsworth, Ria Jones, Katie Kerr, Aaron Lee Lambert, Matthew McKenna, Jo Morris, Tanya Robb, Ashley Robinson, Vicki Lee Taylor, Gary Tushaw, Adam Vaughan and Stuart Winter.
Sunset Boulevard opens at the London Coliseum on 1 April 2016 for a limited run of 43 performances.
Tickets are £12 – £105, with 400 seats at £25 or less including 100 at £12 for every performance. Book today