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Gypsy Extends to 28 November at the Savoy Theatre
The production, which transferred to London's Savoy Theatre on 15 April 2015 following previews from 28 March 2015, received rave Gypsy, with critics praising the cast including Imelda Staunton who stars as Rose: "Imelda Staunton delivers a knock-out performance" (The Independent); "The most exciting thing I have seen on a stage" (The Times); " a dazzling revival" (Mail on Sunday).
Directed by Jonathan Kent, the production features choreography by Stephen Mear, designs by Anthony Ward, and musical direction by Nicholas Skilbeck. Lighting design is by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis.
Staunton is joined in the cast by Lara Pulver as Louise, Gemma Sutton as Baby June, Peter Davison as Herbie, Dan Burton as Tulsa, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Roger Dipper as L.A., Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Lauren Hall as Delores, Clare Halse as Marjorie May, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko/Cigar, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber/Boucheron, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Miss Cratchitt/Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Damien Poole as Georgie/Kansas, Lucinda Shaw as Mother/Stripper/Showgirl, Luke Street as Little Rock and Natalie Woods as Agnes. Swings are Philip Catchpole, Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram and Tom Murphy.
Featuring music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents, this classic Broadway musical has not been seen in London's West End for 40 years.
"Based on the true life memoirs of legendary burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee, it tells the tale of Momma Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Louise, trekking across America in their family vaudeville act. But times are changing, audiences are expecting more, and the two girls have their own ambitions in mind. The rise of burlesque is upon them, and nothing will ever be the same again for Momma Rose."
Gypsy is produced in the West End by Michael Harrison and David Ian.