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King’s Lynn Players present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard - The Musical at Guildhall



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Local actress Sarah Krill has been treading the boards since she was young but in the last decade she has concentrated on backstage work, lighting many of the King’s Lynn Players productions.

However this year she was tempted to return to the stage by the Players' latest production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard – The Musical, being staged from May 18 to 21 at The Guildhall of St George, Lynn.

Publicity officer Tom Clarke, who also plays Joe Gillis in the show, said: “Sometimes it takes a really special show to tempt people back to the stage and Sarah, who has taken many leading roles locally over the years, has always wanted to play Norma Desmond.

Sunset Boulevard: Sarah Krill stars, by The King's Lynn Players.
Sunset Boulevard: Sarah Krill stars, by The King's Lynn Players.

"It’s been great fun reuniting with her for this show, nearly 25 years since we first played opposite each other in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors at Westacre Open Air Theatre.”

Sarah has run a successful acting school locally and directed local productions too, saying: “Theatre is a huge passion for me and whilst I love performing on stage I also have a real passion for lighting. It has the ability to evoke emotion and holds all the elements of the production together.”

Sarah added: “Norma Desmond is a gift of a role for any actress, the role of a lifetime! She is frightened, lonely, vulnerable and desperately wants to be loved. Sunset Boulevard is more of a play with music and has a majestic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber."

Sunset Boulevard: Sarah Krill stars, by The King's Lynn Players.
Sunset Boulevard: Sarah Krill stars, by The King's Lynn Players.

Both haunting and desperately sad, Sunset Boulevard revolves around the former star of the silent screen era, Norma Desmond.

Ageing and largely forgotten, she lives in her dilapidated Hollywood mansion with her butler and chauffeur Max. Lost in her memories, she is stirred into action when struggling screenwriter, Joe Gillis, suddenly enters her home and her life.

Featuring showstoppers ‘With One Look’, ‘The Perfect Year’ and the title track ‘Sunset Boulevard’, this is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best scores and is a first for West Norfolk.

Tickets are available now from the Alive Leisure Corn Exchange box office on 01553 764864 or www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk./theatre/whats-on/music/sunset-Boulevard/

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