Sunset in Oakengates

Telford and District Light Operatic Players (Tadlop) prepare to bring the golden age of Hollywood to Oakengates Theatre at the end of March. The Shropshire premiere of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit show Sunset Boulevard will be hit the stage from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March.

It’s a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film about faded screen goddess Norma Desmond, who lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screenwriter Joe Gillis stumbles into her reclusive domain and becomes entangled in her web of self-delusion.

“Debbie Owen and Rich Kee who play Norma and Joe are working so hard to bring these complex characters to life,” says publicity manager Lyndsey Bird. “Being able to transport ourselves back to the golden age of movies has been an enjoyable experience for all. We look forward to creating a little bit of Hollywood in Oakengates.”

Performances are at 7.30pm and 6pm, with £15 each or £12 in a group booking of 20+. Call 01952 382382 or visit for tickets, and for details about the group.

Pictured: Tadlop’s Debbie and Rich hard at work in rehearsals


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