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Should actors break character to confront bad behaviour in theatre?

Yesterday, Glenn Close became the latest actor to break character during a theatre performance, to tell an audience member to stop taking pictures. Glenn Close is currently reprising her role of the iconic Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard on Broadway, a role which she also played last year in London. According to news reports, Glenn […]

Glenn Close makes an unexpected return to Sunset Boulevard

After missing four performances as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard last week, fans waited with baited breath yesterday to hear if Glenn Close would be well enough to perform at last nights show. At 1.47pm the news came from the English National Opera Twitter account to say “We’re sorry to announce Glenn Close is still […]

BLOG: The show must go on… with (or without) the star performer

Last night there was uproar in the West End, when 69 year old Glenn Close was ill and unable to perform in Sunset Boulevard at the English National Opera. Audience members demanded a refund for their tickets which they had bought specifically to see the star. But did they pay up to £150 to see Glenn Close […]

REVIEW: SUNSET BOULEVARD (English National Opera)

It is always lovely to see historical moments in theatre history recreated. Recently we had Marti Webb reprise the role she originated in Tell Me On A Sunday (thirty years after the fact) and now we have Glenn Close reprising the award winning role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard at the ENO. Norma Desmond […]

Final cast announced for SUNSET BOULEVARD at the English National Opera

Today (22 February 2016) rehearsals for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard begin at the English National Opera Rehearsal Studios as the full cast is announced. Joining Glenn Close, Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson in Sunset Boulevard, are Anna Woodside as Hedda Hopper and Emily Bull as Hedy Lamarr who will work alongside the […]

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