More award success for Made at Curve's Sunset Boulevard production

Leicester’s Curve theatre received another two prestigious awards last week for its Made at Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard.

The Manchester Theatre Awards are the most important theatre awards outside of London. The ceremony took place Friday 9th March at The Lowry’s Quays Theatre.

Sunset Boulevard was voted 'Best Musical' and Danny Mac’s performance as impoverished writer Joe Gillis was voted ‘Best Actor in a Visiting Production’ by the 11-strong panel of some of the most experienced critics in the country.

Sunset Boulevard opened at Curve 28th Sep 2017 and is currently touring the UK. The Michael Harrison, David Ian Curve production is directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster.

Leading actress Ria Jones who plays Sunset Boulevard’s faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond was also nominated for her performance at the awards.

In a joint statement, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: "We are incredibly proud. Having also recently won ‘Best Regional Production’ at the What’s On Stage Awards, it is incredible to celebrate the accomplishments of our production and of Danny, who alongside Ria Jones, leads a magnificent company of actors.

"All of us in Leicester send Danny our warmest congratulations. We first became aware of Danny when he was at drama school and having followed his career closely, from performing with us in Legally Blonde, through to his exceptional work in Sunset Boulevard, we are proud of his achievements.”

In a recorded video message, Danny Mac said: "It is a great honour to be voted ‘Best Actor in a Visiting Production’ and for Sunset Boulevard to win ‘Best Musical’ by Manchester Theatre Awards. Thank you to Nikolai Foster, Chris Stafford and everyone at Curve who created this amazing production. Thank you also to David Ian and Michael Harrison, our brilliant producers, who allowed us to take this show all over the country. Not to mention, the remarkable Ria Jones without whom this beautiful show would not be happening. It was a privilege to bring this show to Manchester and these awards mean the world to us.”

For more information on Curve and its upcoming productions, visit Curve's website.