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Sunset Boulevard Tickets

Forget what you know... this reinvention of Sunset Blvd is mindblowing theatrical magic
Captivating video trailer of Sunset Boulevard in London, with Nicole Scherzinger as Norma Desmond.
Production shot of Sunset Boulevard in London, with Nicole Scherzinger as Norma Desmond.
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Production shot of Sunset Boulevard in London, with Nicole Scherzinger as Norma Desmond and Tom Francis as Joe Gillis.
Sunset Boulevard Tickets

About Sunset Boulevard

There’s been a murder at a crumbling mansion on Sunset Boulevard – but who is the victim and who is the killer? That’s the arresting opening to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, and Christopher Hampton’s musical noir. This autumn, Nicole Scherzinger stars in their Hollywood fable in the West End. Don’t miss out: Book your Sunset Boulevard tickets now on TodayTix. (Please note: At all Monday performances, the role of Norma Desmond will be played by Rachel Tucker. Nicole Scherzinger will not be performing)

The Grammy- and Olivier-nominated Scherzinger, the former Pussycat Dolls lead singer, will play fading silent-movie star Norma Desmond in this Sunset Boulevard London production at the Savoy Theatre. Norma hires a struggling young screenwriter, Joe Gillis, to work on her comeback – with fatal results.

The show is based on the 1950 Billy Wilder film of the same name, and premiered in London in 1993 starring Patti LuPone. Now, Scherzinger will be ready for her close-up in the West End this autumn.

Make sure you’re there to see it — book your Sunset Boulevard tickets today.

Access Performances

  • Captioned: Wed 15 Nov 2023 19:30
  • BSL: Wed 15 Nov 2023 19:30

Run time

2h 30m (incl. interval)

Start date

21st September, 2023

End date

6th January, 2024




Production note
May include smoke and haze effects, strobe and flashing lights and loud, sudden noises.
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543 Reviews | 136 Followers
Visionary directing, Outstanding lead, Unique production

See it if director Lloyd's b&w,spare,modern,video-heavy production & force-of-nature Scherzinger's performance breathe new life into this Webber work.

Don’t see it if you don't like minimalist productions, expect traditional costumes & sets. This is groundbreaking and bold Theater that's not for everyone.

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Mark 3200

52 Reviews | 7 Followers
Phenomenal, Outstanding, Amazing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if An original musical brought up to date in the most amazing way. Jaw dropping from start to finish. Words can not describe this production

Don’t see it if You don’t want to be amazed



44 Reviews | 1 Followers
Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if Want to see a traditional show in a completely new way. Its totally reimagined with little to no set and a masterpiece.

Don’t see it if Don't like minimalist shows or want to see a traditional version of the show.



352 Reviews | 93 Followers
Quirky, Must see, Intense, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if Scherzinger delivers a vocal performance for the ages in a stripped down production that makes Sunset feel better than it ever was.

Don’t see it if Not one for purists, this is a slick, contemporary staging that eschews realism in favor of mood and emotion.

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Stars on stage

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger

Sunset Boulevard cast and creative team

By: Don Black and Christopher Hampton
Songs by: Andrew Lloyd Webber (music), Don Black, Christopher Hampton (lyrics)
Director: Jamie Lloyd
Choreography: Fabian Aloise
Producer: Lloyd Webber Harrison Musicals and The Jamie Lloyd Company
Cast list: Nicole Scherzinger (as Norma Desmond), Rachel Tucker (as Norma Desmond alternate), Tom Francis (as Joe Gillis), Grace Hodgett Young (as Betty Schaefer), David Thaxton (as Max Von Mayerling), Carl Au (as Myron/Jones), Georgia Bradshaw (as Lisa/Masseur), Hannah Yun Chamberlain (as Patsy/Beautician), Tyler Davis (as Sheldrake), Kamilla Fernandes (as Dorothy/Astrologer), Ahmed Hamad (as Artie), Laura Harrison (as Catherine/Doctor), Charlotte Jaconelli (as Joanna/Masseur), Olivia-Faith Kamau (as Nancy/Beautician), Luke Latchman (as John/Guard), Emma Lloyd (as Mary/Heather/Analyst), Mireia Mambo (as Jean/Beautician/Dance Captain), Gregor Milne (as Sammy), Kody Mortimer (as Finance Man/Frank), Jon Tsouras (as Finance Man/Cecil B. De Mille), Charlie Waddell (as Morino/Hog-Eye) Design: Soutra Gilmour
Costumes: Soutra Gilmour
Lighting: Jack Knowles
Sound: Adam Fisher
Other info: Music supervision and music direction by Alan Williams, video design and cinematography by Nathan Amzi and Joe Ransom, voice and dialect coaching by Hazel Holder, fight direction by Kate Waters, intimacy coordination by Ingrid Mackinnon


Savoy Theatre

Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 0ET


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176; (Aldwych) 59, 68, 171, 172, 188, X68, RV1
Night bus numbers: (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551; (Aldwych) 188, N68, N171
Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (5mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Go right 200 metres and the theatre is on your right.

More information about Sunset Boulevard

The role of Norma might seem like a departure for pop star Scherzinger, who has become a stalwart of TV reality competitions (Dancing with the Stars, The X Factor, The Masked Singer) since her time with the Pussycat Dolls. But she has multiple musical theatre credentials.

She previously appeared in another Lloyd Webber show, playing Grizabella in the 2014 West End revival of Cats and earning an Olivier nomination. She also starred as Grace Farrell in Annie Live! on NBC and performed “Reflection” from Disney’s Mulan at the Coronation Concert.

Scherzinger now joins a long line of Normas that includes LuPone, Glenn Close, Ria Jones, Mazz Murray, and Stephanie J. Block. And she's teaming up with a director renowned for his thrilling, hugely popular productions starring big names: Jamie Lloyd, fresh from directing Jessica Chastain in A Doll’s House on Broadway.

Previously, he wowed with a James McAvoy-led Cyrano de Bergerac, a Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston, and The Seagull with two Game of Thrones alumni: Indira Varma and Emilia Clarke.

What to Watch For

  • Even if you haven’t seen it before, you’ll definitely recognise some Sunset Boulevard quotes. Along with Norma’s fabulous “I’m ready for my close-up,” there’s this great exchange: When Joe quips that Norma used to be big, she replies: “I am big – it’s the pictures that got small!”
  • Lloyd Webber wasn’t the first to try a stage adaptation of Wilder's film. Gloria Swanson (star of the movie) worked on a cabaret version, but Paramount Pictures halted it. Stephen Sondheim composed a first scene, but he abandoned the project after Billy Wilder said it had to be an opera since it’s “about a dethroned queen.”
  • The original tryout version of Lloyd Webber’s musical starred Ria Jones and Michael Ball. The latter is also now in the West End in another of the composer’s shows, Aspects of Love, which made his name.
  • In the show, Norma’s comeback vehicle is based on the princess Salome – who, legend has it, did such an alluring dance that she persuaded her stepfather, Herood Antipas, to gift her the head of John the Baptist. Her story has inspired numerous tellings, including Oscar Wilde’s Salome play and a movie starring Rita Hayworth.
  • Norma’s torch song, “As If We Never Said Goodbye,” has become a breakout hit, recorded by artists including Barbra Streisand, Elaine Paige, and Alfie Boe. Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) also sang the song on Glee.


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