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First look: Sunset Boulevard concert at the Royal Albert Hall in rehearsals

Mazz Murray and Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (07)
Mazz Murray and Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera

First look rehearsal photos have been revealed of the upcoming Sunset Boulevard concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s iconic musical will dazzle audiences at the iconic London venue for one night only on Friday 3rd December.

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Presented by The Alpha Family, in association with Quick Fantastic, the concert will star Mazz Murray (Mamma Mia; We Will Rock You) as Norma Desmond, Ramin Karimloo (Les Misérables; Phantom of the Opera) as Joe Gillis, Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) as Betty Schaefer and Jeremy Secomb (Les Misérables) as Max von Mayerling.

Ramin Karimloo, Mazz Murray, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (05)
Ramin Karimloo, Mazz Murray, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (05)
Mazz Murray, Ramin Karimloo and Jeremy Secomb, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With A Camera (08)
Mazz Murray, Ramin Karimloo and Jeremy Secomb, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With A Camera (08)
Mazz Murray and Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (12)
Mazz Murray and Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (12)
Ramin Karimloo and Zizi Strallen, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (09)
Ramin Karimloo and Zizi Strallen, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (09)

Based on Billy Wilder’s legendary 1950 film starring Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard heads to the Royal Albert Hall following a critically acclaimed performance at Alexandra Palace earlier this year.

The full company features Geoffrey Aymer, Ashley Campbell, Perola Congo, Momar Diagne, Shailan Gohil, Chloe Hart, Aimee Hodnett, Freddie King, Sejal Keshwala, Evie Rose Lane, Kate O’Donnell, David Shaw Parker, Ashley Samuels, Cameron Sharp and Bleu Woodward.

The cast will be accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra on the evening, conducted by Alex Parker.

Zizi Strallen and Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With A Camera (01)
Zizi Strallen and Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With A Camera (01)
Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (10)
Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (10)
Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, Credit Danny With A Camera (02)
Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, Credit Danny With A Camera (02)
Alex Parker, Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With A Camera (04)
Alex Parker, Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With A Camera (04)

Sunset Boulevard is directed by Jordan Murphy, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black, orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber, choreography by Joanna Goodwin and sound design by Paul Smith.

Named after the famous Hollywood street, Sunset Boulevard follows silent film star Nora Desmond as she dreams of a triumphant return to the silver screen, and struggling screenwriter Joe Gillis who is drawn into her sinister fantasy world.

Conductor Alex Parker said: “Following our one-off performance at Alexandra Palace earlier this year, our concert production of Sunset Boulevard is now back bigger and better than ever, taking over the Royal Albert Hall. This timeless classic delights audiences with well-known incredible numbers including As If We Never Said Goodbye, With One Look and The Perfect Year.”

Tickets priced from £15 are available online now from royalalberthall.com

Alex Parker, Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (03)
Alex Parker, Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (03)
Mazz Murray and Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (06)
Mazz Murray and Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (06)
Mazz Murray and Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (11)
Mazz Murray and Ramin Karimloo, Sunset Boulevard, credit Danny With a Camera (11)
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