The full cast has been announced for the forthcoming Manchester one-nighter Gypsy in Concert, starring West End star Jodie Prenger.
The gala concert is a fundraiser for popular Manchester venue the Hope Mill Theatre, which issued a final call for help this week before it faces closure.
Jodie Prenger (Coronation Street, Oliver!, Annie, A Taste of Honey, One Man Two Guvnors) stars as Mama Rose, alongside Tom Lister as Herbie, Grace Mouat as Louise, May Tether as June, Divina De Campo as Mazeppa, Harriet Thorpe as Tessie Tura, Liz Fletcher as Electra, Idriss Kargbo as Tulsa, Peter Gunn as Pop/Mr Goldstone, Angela Lonsdale as Miss Cratchitt, Halle Brady as Baby June, and Amelia Munshi as Baby Louise.
The show will also feature students from Laine Theatre Arts, including Jacob Morrish, Josh Egan, Harvey Pearce, Nat Ingham, Cameron Boulter, Holly Henderson, Ynez Williams, Aisling Sharkey, Georgia Clements, and Eloise Knowles – alongside students from Stagebox Theatre Academy.
Directed by Joseph Houston and choreographed by William Whelton, the creative team also includes co-choreographer Charise Renouf, set design by Andrew Exeter, musical director Joseph Clayton, lighting design by Aaron Dootson, projection design by Matt Powell, Matt Powell, costume design by Lorraine Bell, sound design by Paul Smith, and dialect coach Manny Crooks.
Follow the ultimate showbiz mother, Mama Rose, as she propels her daughters June and Louise through the highs and lows of showbiz in this Broadway classic packed full of toe-tapping tunes including ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’, ‘Together (Wherever We Go)’, ‘You Gotta Get a Gimmick’ and ‘Rose’s Turn’.
Gypsy, a musical fable, has a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee.
Don’t miss this opportunity to watch Jodie Prenger give her Mama Rose!
Grace Mouat, who will play Louise in Gypsy, is currently in rehearsals for new musical Before After, coming to Southwark Playhouse Borough in London.
Gypsy in Concert is playing at the Manchester Opera House on Sunday 25 February 2024.