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Closed November 28, 2015

Imelda Staunton is unmissable as a manically driven American 'momma' in this Sondheim revival

The Telegraph

Why See Gypsy?

Make 'em beg for more...

After over 40 years, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's musical powerhouse Gypsy graces the West End once more! With Imelda Staunton as ambitious stage mother Rose, this cautionary journey back to the declining vaudeville scene of 1920's Depression-hit America, details just how far a mother can push her children in the search for stardom.

Following a sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2014, Gypsy transfers to the Savoy Theatre from March 2015.

...and then don't give it to them: The story of Gypsy

Based on the memoirs of a Gypsy Rose Lee, a successful burlesque performer, Gypsy is a musical fable. The story follows Momma Rose and her two children, June and Louise. Convinced they can make it in showbiz as a fresh-faced double act, she touts them up and down the country during the Depression. But as the light of Vaudeville fades in favour of something more titillating, the girls grow up and start answering back. Soon she realises her blind determination may have cost her more than just fame and fortune, but her relationship with her children.

From Bette Milder to Angela Lansbury, Momma Rose is widely held up as one of musical theatre's greatest and most complex role, one Imelda Staunton is more than capable of filling!

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Previews from: 28 March 2015

Opening night: 15 April 2015

Cast and Creative

Cast

Imelda Staunton as Momma Rose
Lara Pulver as Louise
Peter Davidson as Herbie
Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko
Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone
Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura
Harry Dickman as Pop
Lucinda Shaw as Mother
Roger Dipper as L.A
Louise Gold as Mazeppa
Clare Halse as Majorie May
Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber
Kieran Jae as Yonkers
Julie Legrand as Electra
Danielle Morris as Geraldine
Luke Street as Little Rock
Damien Poole as Kansas
Lauren Hall as Delores
Natalie Woods as Agnes

Ensemble: Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole

Creative

Directed by Jonathan Kent

Book by Arthur Laurents

Music by Jule Styne

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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4 reviews, average rating: (2.9 Stars)

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Rich M.: “A Powerhouse Performance”

Imelda Staunton is simply unstoppable as Mama Rose. The supporting cast... more

Anonymous: “GYPSY-TASTIC - THE BEST SHOW IN LONDON BY FAR”

We went to a preview & so glad we did as I think getting hold of tickets... more

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