English National Opera - Sunset Boulevard Reviews
9 July 2020
Glenn Close (Norma Desmond), Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis)
Siobhan Dillon (Betty Schaefer), Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Ensemble
Glenn Close (Norma Desmond), Julian Forsyth (Cecil B DeMille)
Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Schaefer)
Glenn Close (Norma Desmond)

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Sunset Boulevard

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 8

This enveloping score has never sounded richer
5 Apr 16 / The Stage
Glenn Close’s triumphant performance makes you feel the shock of Sunset Boulevard as if for the first time
5 Apr 16 / Telegraph
Glenn Close is still big, the production just got smaller
5 Apr 16 / The Hollywood Reporter
Imperious Glenn Close gives show new lease of life
5 Apr 16 / The Guardian
Glenn Close and company do much to fill Lloyd Webber's half-empty vessel
5 Apr 16 / The Arts Desk
Glenn Close is mesmerising as Norma Desmond
5 Apr 16 / British Theatre
Close wrings every ounce of pathos from the role
5 Apr 16 / The Sun
Glenn Close brings real attraction to Sunset Boulevard
5 Apr 16 / Mirror
It's a return!
Glenn Close will star in Sunset Boulevard at English National Opera.
Production details
Cast
Close, Xavier, Dillon, Johanson, Forsyth
(c) Reed (d) Price
Performance dates
1, 2(m), 2, 4, 5, 6(m), 6, 7, 8, 9(m), 9, 11, 12, 13(m), 13, 14, 15, 16(m), 16, 18, 19, 20(m), 20, 21, 22, 23(m), 23, 25, 26, 27(m), 27, 28, 29, 30(m), 30 April, 2, 3, 4(m), 4, 5, 6, 7(m), 7 May 2016
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