Sunset Boulevard deserves huge praise

Sarah Buckley as Norma Desmond

Sarah Buckley as Norma Desmond

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Glamour, romance, tragedy: Sunset Boulevard has all the constituents of a great Hollywood movie and it started a two-week run at the Gaiety Theatre on Monday.

Presented by Taylorian Productions and directed by John Cumberlidge, this staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stylishly dramatic musical deserves every plaudit in the book.

The Isle of Man is extremely lucky in having the chance to see the first-ever amateur staging of Sunset Boulevard in the British Isles – one of the many reasons not to miss Taylorian’s stunning production, which runs until Saturday next week (August 16).

Read the full version of this review in this week’s Manx Independent - in shops now.

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