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Dates announced for UK tour of Sunset Boulevard

Ria Jones stars as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical

Ria Jones
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Tour dates have been announced for Curve's production of Sunset Boulevard starring Ria Jones.

Jones, who will perform at this year's WhatsOnStage Awards, plays the lead role of Norma Desmond after she understudied Glenn Close in last year's West End run.

Nikolai Foster directs Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical about faded movie star Desmond who persuades screenwriter Joe Gillis to work on her masterpiece film script.

It features the songs "With One Look", "The Perfect Year", "The Greatest Star Of All" and the title track.

Opening at Curve, Leicester on 16 September 2017, the production will tour to Edinburgh (3 to 7 October), Newcastle (9 to 14 October), Manchester (23 October to 4 November), Aberdeen (6 to 11 November), Birmingham (13 to 28 November), Dublin (20 to 25 November), Milton Keynes (28 November to 2 December), Bristol (9 to 13 January 2018), Southampton (16 to 20 January 2018), Woking (22 to 27 January 2018), Southend (29 January to 3 February 2018) and Bradford (5 to 10 February 2018), with more details to be announced.

Tickets go on sale soon.

Sunset Boulevard opens at Curve, Leicester on 28 September, with previews from 16 September, before touring the UK.

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