Savoy Theatre, London
Gypsy - Savoy Theatre, London
Important Information: Imelda Staunton is contracted to be in all shows including midweek matinees for all dates up to 28th November, barring illness. Ms Staunton is not expected to take any holidays for the remainder of her run. Please note the Grand Circle is steep in this theatre and not suitable for anyone with vertigo. PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday 6 October and both shows Wednesday & October will be filmed performances. Cameras will be present in both the Stalls and Dress Circle areas 24 October Matinee will be a signed performance. There will be a sign interpreter standing on the side of the stage
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The West End welcomes Gypsy back to the stage for the first time in four decades as Imelda Staunton brings the recent Chichester Festival Theatre hit to the Savoy Theatre. Working under the direction of Jonathan Kent, she brings new life to the iconic character of Rose as a new generation of theatregoers are introduced to the high profile show business mother (based on the real life Rose Havock and her daughters).
It is safe to say that Gypsy will be one of the most talked-about shows of the year as modern audiences are granted a showcase of the of the most acclaimed musicals of the 20th century, first seen in the United States in the late 1950s.
The musical story (book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) introduces those with theatre tickets to Rose and her daughters June and Louise (also based on real life people – June Havock and Gypsy Rose Lee) as she attempts to turn them into stars in the American music hall scene, which is making way to the world of burlesque. June is the current star, showcased across the country, but when she quits it is up to Louise to fill her shoes – something that she might not be cut out for. It is a time of great change in show business and the characters face hardship as they try to make it in a difficult world.
Songs include Rose’s Turn, Together Wherever We Go, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Let Me Entertain You and You’ll Never Get Away From Me, plus many more.
The famous Stephen Sondheim show was first seen in 1959 when it premiered on Broadway. It was a critical success, leading to numerous Tony Award nominations, a touring production and a version in the West End in the early 1970s starring Angela Lansbury.
On this occasion, however, it is Imelda Staunton that takes on the role of Rose, following up her numerous appearances on a London stage in the likes of Guys & Dolls at the National Theatre, Entertaining Mr Sloane at the Trafalgar Studios 1 and, more recently, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street at the Adelphi Theatre. Audiences have also experienced her work in the likes of Vera Drake, The Girl, Pride, Maleficent and the 2014 film Paddington.
Following up the successful Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Gypsy runs at the Savoy Theatre from the spring of 2015.
Show & Venue InformationSavoy Theatre
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Friday, 27 November 2015
2 hours 50 minutes including an interval.