Dillon rose to public prominence in 2006, competing in TV’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? and from there has gone on to leading roles in musical theatre. Away from the spotlight, recent years have seen the singer win her own very private battle with cancer.
‘For the first time in my life, I feel truly vulnerable when I am singing these songs. It’s terrifying and exhilarating at the same time.’
West End performer Siobhan Dillon’s new album, One Voice, released earlier this month…
In the bizarre way that these things happen, we’re sitting in a cramped room surrounded by instruments, equipment and sheet music, listening to the most sublime sound through our headphones. Siobhan Dillon, our supremely talented leading lady, is in our recording engineer’s home studio laying down the first act of Tess.
What Close is, is a Hollywood Legend of the grandest order, ranking in her generation alongside Meryl Streep, but not really many others. And that defines part of the magic of this production at the Coliseum. A Hollywood diva is in London, playing …a Hollywood diva. This will not happen often in our lifetimes.
Before today I knew she was good but by the time I left the theatre I was sure of one thing… Ria Jones is a star!
This semi-staged production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical sees Glenn Close making her West End debut. But is it a successful revival? Sunset Boulevard runs until 7 May 2016.
All the overnight reviews for Sunset Boulevard at English National Opera, starring Hollywood’s Glenn Close as Norma Desmond. Plus, #StageFaves social media directory for the production and full cast.
Another week has passed and somehow I still haven’t been to the theatre (damn that day job!), but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a whole heap of theatre news to excite us all. Here are few of my favourite stories
from the past seven days, covering shows including: Sunset Boulevard, Guys and Dolls, Red Velvet, The Caretaker and more…
Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson will join Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard, the second production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard is produced by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd and is based on the original Paramount film by Billy Wilder.