ANDREW Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard makes its long-awaited appearance at Bradford Alhambra next month.

The show stars Ria Jones as fading silver-screen star Norma Desmond and TV actor Danny Mac as Joe Gillis, the young man who falls under her spell.

The show can be seen from February 5 to 10 at the theatre in a production spearheaded by renowned director Nikolai Foster.

Sunset Boulevard also features Adam Pearce as ‘Max Von Mayerling’, Molly Lynch as ‘Betty Schaefer’, Dougie Carter as ‘Artie Green’ and Carl Sanderson as ‘Cecil B DeMille’.

Danny Mac captured the nation’s hearts and received public support during his time on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, making it all the way to the final.

Last year, Ria Jones played the role of Norma Desmond at the London Coliseum when Glenn Close was indisposed, receiving rave reviews and standing ovations for her performance.

Sunset Boulevard is described as a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film, with Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s book and lyrics.

The score includes the title number Sunset Boulevard, With One Look, As If We Never Said Goodbye, The Greatest Star Of All and The Perfect Year, and will be performed by a full orchestra.

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world.

Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious life-style.

Visit or call 01274 432000 to book tickets.