Thursday, 18 December 2014

It's 100% official! Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton transfers to Savoy Theatre from 28th March!

Following months of speculation, it has finally been 100% confirmed that Imelda Staunton will star as Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent’s Chichester Festival Theatre production of Gypsy. 

The production opens at the Savoy Theatre on 15th April 2015 (previews from 28th March). Tickets go on sale today. Further casting will be announced shortly.

Gypsy, a musical fable with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, has choreography by Stephen Mear, designs by Anthony Ward, musical direction and orchestration by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis. Gypsy is produced in the West End by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

Gypsy is considered by many to be the greatest of the Broadway musicals. It tells the true story of ambitious showbiz mother Momma Rose, who treks across America with her daughters Baby June and Louise in search of success with their homespun vaudeville act. As times change, Momma Rose is forced to accept the demise of vaudeville and the rise of burlesque, as well as her daughters’ quest for autonomy.

Gypsy reunites Imelda Staunton and Jonathan Kent who previously collaborated on the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Sweeney Todd, which transferred to the West End. Kent also directed Staunton in Good People for Hampstead Theatre which also transferred to the West End.

Check out production pictures below (click image to enlarge):

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

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