Last night (15th April) the West End transfer of Gypsy officially opened at the Savoy Theatre following its run in Chichester last year. Angela Lansbury, who famously played Momma Rose in the 1973 West End revival and 1975 Broadway revival, was in attendance and posed for photos with the cast after the performance.
Guests also included: Jonathan Bailey, Don Black, John Bowe, Jim Broadbent, Jim Carter, Adam Garcia, Alex Gaumond, Susan Hampshire, Nigel Havers, Lenny Henry, Patricia Hodge, Nick Hynter, Raza Jaffrey, Lesley Joseph, Preeya Kalidas, James McArdle, Jane McDonald, Georgia Moffett, Lesley Nicol, Paul O’Grady, Elaine Paige, Arlene Phillips, Craig Revel Horwood, Linda Robson, Wayne Sleep and Kevin Whately.
Check out images from the press night below (click image to enlarge).
Directed by Jonathan Kent with book by Arthur Laurents, Gypsy has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Choreography is by Stephen Mear, designs by Anthony Ward, musical direction and orchestration by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis.
The show stars Imelda Staunton as Momma Rose, Lara Pulver as Louise, Peter Davison as Herbie, Gemma Sutton as June and Dan Burton as Tulsa.
Angela Lansbury and Imelda Staunton
Angela Lansbury and Lara Pulver (left) & Angela Lansbury (right)
Arlene Phillips (left) & Craig Revel Horwood (right)
Debbie Moore, Arlene Phillips, Paul O'Grady & Jane McDonald
Elaine Paige (left) & Jim Broadbent (right)
John Bowe and Emma Harbour (left) & Jonathan Kent and Angela Lansbury
Kevin Whately (left) & Lenny Henry and Lisa Makin
Raza Jaffrey and Lara Pulver
Linda Robson, Paul O'Grady and Lesley Joseph (left) & Nathalia Garcia and Adam Garcia
Nigel Havers and Rita Webb & Patricia Hodge (right)
Paul O'Grady (left) & Preeya Kalidas (right)
Peter Davison, Angela Lansbury, Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Kent and Lara Pulver
Peter Davison, Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver
The West End cast of Gypsy
Susan Hampshire (left) & Wayne Sleep (right)
Photo Credit: Dan Wooller