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Sunset Boulevard

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber. Book & Lyrics: Don Black & Christopher Hampton.
Based on the Billy Wilder film.
Orchestrations: David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Productions

Adelphi Theatre, 1993
Birmingham Hippodrome, 2017

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Adelphi Theatre
World Premiere: 12th July 1993
Production Designer: John Napier. Costumes Designer: Anthony Powell.
Lighting Designer: Andrew Bridge. Musical Supervision & Direction: David Caddick.
Sound Designer: Martin Levan. Musical Director: David White.
Orchestrations: David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber. Musical Staging: Bob Avian.
Director: Trevor Nunn.

Cast lists
1993
January 1994

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1993 programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Norma DesmondPatti LuPone
Joe GillisKevin Anderson
Max von MayerlingDaniel Benzali
Betty SchaeferMeredith Braun
Cecil B DeMille
Understudy Max von Mayerling
Michael Bauer
ManfredNicolas Colicos
SheldrakeHarry Ditson
Artie GreenGareth Snook
EnsembleKate Arneil
Ensemble
Understudy Joe Gillis
Gerard Casey
Ensemble
Understudy Betty Schaefer
Anita Louise Combe
EnsembleSteve Devereaux
EnsembleAlisa Endsley
EnsembleNicola Jane Filshie
Ensemble
Understudy Cecil B DeMille
Peter Gale
EnsembleLiz Greenaway
EnsembleSimon Hayden
Ensemble
Understudy Artie Green
Mark Inscoe
EnsembleAdam Matalon
EnsembleSasha Millard
EnsembleLarissa Murray
EnsembleDaphne Pena Pardy
Ensemble
Understudy Manfred/Sheldrake
Richard Purro
EnsembleBernard Sharpe
EnsembleDawn Spence
EnsembleNadia Strahan
EnsembleSandy V-Strallen
EnsembleRichard Tate
Understudy Norma DesmondCarol Duffy
The Orchestra
Violin 1 (Leader)Martin Turnlund
Violin 2Nicholas Miller
Violin 3Jayne Harris
Violin 4Shelley Van Loen
Violin 5Clive Hughes
Violin 6Peter McGowen
Violin 7Adrian Dunn
Viola 1Cathryn McCracken
Viola 2Nigel Goodwin
CelloTrevor Burley
Flute/Piccolo/Alto FluteDeborah Davis
Clarinet/Flute/SaxophoneJohn Whelan
Clarinet/SaxophoneNick Moss
TrumpetNoel Langley
Horn 1Roger Clark
Horn 2Huw Evans
TromboneSteve Wilkes
GuitarMike Eaves
BassAllen Walley
DrumsJulian Fairbank
Keyboard 1Peter Lee
Keyboard 2Paul Honey
Assistant MD/Keyboard 3Gary Hind

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January 1994 ed. programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Norma DesmondPatti LuPone
Joe GillisGerard Casey
Max von MayerlingDaniel Benzali
Betty SchaeferMeredith Braun
Cecil B DeMille
Understudy Max von Mayerling
Michael Bauer
ManfredNicolas Colicos
SheldrakeHarry Ditson
Artie GreenGareth Snook
EnsembleKate Arneil
Ensemble
Understudy Betty Schaefer
Anita Louise Combe
EnsembleSteve Devereaux
EnsembleAlisa Endsley
EnsembleNicola Jane Filshie
Ensemble
Understudy Cecil B DeMille
Peter Gale
EnsembleLiz Greenaway
EnsembleAlasdair Harvey
EnsembleSimon Hayden
Ensemble
Understudy Joe Gillis, Artie Green
Mark Inscoe
EnsembleKim Ismay
EnsembleAdam Matalon
EnsembleSasha Millard
EnsembleLarissa Murray
EnsembleDaphne Pena Pardy
Ensemble
Understudy Manfred/Sheldrake
Richard Purro
EnsembleBernard Sharpe
EnsembleDawn Spence
EnsembleSandy V-Strallen
EnsembleRichard Tate
Understudy Norma DesmondCarol Duffy
The Orchestra
Violin 1 (Leader)Martin Turnlund
Violin 2Nicholas Miller
Violin 3Jayne Harris
Violin 4Shelley Van Loen
Violin 5Clive Hughes
Violin 6Peter McGowen
Violin 7Adrian Dunn
Viola 1Cathryn McCracken
Viola 2Nigel Goodwin
CelloTrevor Burley
Flute/Piccolo/Alto FluteDeborah Davis
Clarinet/Flute/SaxophoneJohn Whelan
Clarinet/SaxophoneNick Moss
TrumpetNoel Langley
Horn 1Roger Clark
Horn 2Huw Evans
TromboneSteve Wilkes
GuitarMike Eaves
BassAllen Walley
DrumsJulian Fairbank
Keyboard 1Peter Lee
Keyboard 2Paul Honey
Assistant MD/Keyboard 3Gary Hind

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Birmingham Hippodrome
Monday 13th - Saturday 18th November 2017
Director: Nikolai Foster. Set and Costume Designer: Colin Richmond.
Choreographer: Lee Proud. Video & Projection Designer: Douglas O'Connell.
Sound Designer: Tom Marshall. Lighting Designer: Ben Cracknell.
Musical Director: Adrian Kirk. Musical Supervisor: Stephen Brooker.

CharacterPlayed By
Norma DesmondRia Jones
Joe GillisDanny Mac
Max Von MeyerlingAdam Pearce
Betty SchaeferMolly Lynch
Artie Green
Understudy Joe Gillis (1st)
Dougie Carter
Cecil B. Demille
Understudy Max Von Meyerling (1st)
Carl Sanderson
EnsembleBernadette Bangura
EnsembleBenjamin Chambers
Ensemble
Understudy Max Von Meyerling (2nd)
Kristoffer Hellström
EnsembleSimon Loughton
Ensemble
Understudy Joe Gillis (2nd), Cecil B. DeMille (1st)
James Meunier
Ensemble
Understudy Betty Schaefer (2nd)
Gemma Naylor
Ensemble
Understudy Norma Desmond (1st)
Fiona O'Carroll
Ensemble
Understudy Norma Desmond (2nd)
Joanna O'Hare
Ensemble
Understudy Betty Schaefer (1st)
Jessica Paul
Ensemble
Understudy Artie Green (2nd)
Sam Peggs
Ensemble
Understudy Cecil B. DeMille (2nd)
Tom Vincent
Ensemble
Understudy Artie Green (1st)
Barney Wilkinson
SwingMatthew Barrow
SwingJoanna Goodwin
Orchestra
Musical DirectorAdrian Kirk
Flute/Clarinet/Tenor SaxKatie Punter
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Alto SaxophoneAndrew Dickinson
HornDavid Oxley
HornAlun Rees
TrumpetAlan Hase
TromboneBilly Yates
Keys 1Paul Slater
Keys 2/No 3 ConductorIsaac McCullough
Keys 3/Assistant MDChris Mundy
Drums/PercussionDave Cottrell
GuitarNick Rees
Leader/ViolinJuliet Leighton-Jones
ViolinHenry Salmon
ViolaMiles Brett
CelloDavid Hornberger
Double Bass/Bass GuitarSteve Cooper

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