Exclusive: first look at Sunset Boulevard and new tour dates announced
Ria Jones and Danny Mac star in Curve's staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical
Sunset Boulevard opens in previews at Curve in Leicester on 16 September, with an opening night on 28 September, and will be directed by Nikolai Foster.
The production also announced further touring dates, with dates in 2018 including Bristol Hippodrome (9 to 13 January), Mayflower Southampton (16 to 20 January), New Victoria Theatre, Woking (22 to 27 January), The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend (29 January to 3 February), The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (5 to 10 February) and the Liverpool Empire (19 to 24 February).
Further cities include Cardiff (26 February to 3 March), Ipswich (5 to 10 March), Plymouth (12 to 17 March), London (9 to 14 April), Canterbury (16 to 21 April) and Sheffield (23 to 28 April). The show also features Adam Pearce as Max Von Mayerling, Molly Lynch as Betty Schaefer, Dougie Carter as Artie Green and Carl Sanderson as Cecil B DeMille.
The musical is Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation of Billy Wilder's original 1950 film about a fading silent film actress. The piece has book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.
Sunset Boulevard runs at Curve in Leicester from 16 to 30 September and then tours the UK until April 2018.