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Sunset Boulevard, the Tony-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, hits Sydney! Faded silent film star Norma Desmond becomes fixated on a young writer. Will her Hollywood dreams turn tragic?

Why watch Sunset Boulevard

The brainchild of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sunset Boulevard is all set for Sydney. Tickets for this show are selling out quickly, to no surprise! The show has won a record 7 Tony Awards, including the top prize for Best Musical. This production marks the return of Sarah Brightman, who was the very first Christine in Phantom of the Opera. In her first time back on stage in 30 years, she's playing the mysterious Norma Desmond. Tim Draxl plays Joe Gillis and Paul Warwick Griffin directs.

The story

Faded silent film star Norma Desmond, living in a faded Hollywood mansion, clings to the ghosts of her glamorous past. When struggling writer Joe Gillis enters her world, Norma sees him as her ticket back to the top. Blinded by the luxury she offers, Joe gets sucked into her delusional world. As he writes her fantasy script, the lines blur between Norma's faded reality and her desperate dream of a comeback. Will Joe be the key to her return, or will Norma's obsession destroy them? Book your Sunset Boulevard Sydney tickets and find out.

Great for

Andrew Lloyd Webber fans | fans of mysteries | fans of musicals

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show details

Genre: Musical

Audience: Suitable for 12+

Theatre Name: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Theatre Capacity: 1,507

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Theatre facilities: Restrooms, bars, wheelchair accessible, assisted listening system, guide dogs are allowed

Dress code: Smart casual

Cast & crew

  • Leading roles: Sarah Brightman & Silvie Paladino as Norma Desmond, Tim Draxl as Joe Gillis, Robert Grubb as Max von Mayerling, Ashleigh Rubenach as Betty Shaefer, Jarrod Draper as Artie Green, and Paul Hanlon as Cecil B Demille

  • Direction: Paul Warwick Griffin

  • Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • Book and lyrics: Don Black and Christopher Hampton

Additional tips

  • Most theaters are air-conditioned year-round, so it can get a bit chilly. Bring a light jacket just in case.

  • The role of Norma Desmond will be played by Sarah Brightman on Wednesday–Sunday evenings and Saturday matinees. Silvie Paladino will play this role on Tuesday evening and Wednesday matinee performances.

  • Captioned Performances: 18th September, 1pm

  • Audio-described Performances: 14th September, 2pm

  • You will receive an email with your Sunset Boulevard voucher. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.
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