Gypsy

Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre starring Imelda Staunton

Savoy Theatre, London
Booking to 28 November 2015
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Imelda Staunton brings her extraordinary five-star performance in GYPSY to London’s Savoy Theatre.

Following a wildly successful five-star run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, GYPSY gets a much-deserved transfer to the West End’s Savoy Theatre, from 28 March 2015.

Starring Imelda Staunton as legendary stage mother from hell Mama Rose, Staunton puts in a triumphant, career-defining performance as she teams up again with director Jonathan Kent following their award-winning 2013 production of Sweeney Todd.  Joining Imelda Staunton are Lara Pulver who will reprise the role of Louise and Peter Davison who joins the cast to play Herbie.

Based on the memoirs of legendary American burlesque entertainer and famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY features lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Jule Styne and a book by Arthur Laurents.

Gypsy is considered to be one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time and features a show-stopping score of musical classics including Let Me Entertain You, Rose’s Turn and Everything’s Coming Up Roses.

This stellar, enormously entertaining production is set to be one of the great West End musical revivals of the decade.

Gypsy is directed by Jonathan Kent with choreography by Stephen Mear, design by Anthony Ward, musical direction by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Mark Henderson, and sound by Paul Groothuis.

Who is in the cast of Gypsy?

The cast features Imelda Staunton as Mama Rose, Lara Pulver as Louise, Peter Davison as Herbie, Dan Burton as Tulsa, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Lucinda Shaw as Mother, Roger Dipper as L.A., Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Clare Halse as Majorie May, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Luke Street as Little Rock, Damien Poole as Kansas, Lauren Hall as Delores and Natalie Woods as Agnes. Ensemble members include Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole. 

What is Gypsy about?

Rose Hovick (Imelda Staunton) has big plans for her two little daughters. Baby June is the innocent star of her show, and as they hoof their way across the musical halls of America Momma Rose plans to keep her innocent! But as the years go by the times they are are a changing, and June is getting all grown up. When teenage June dramatically quits the show, a desperate Rose turns her fierce attention to her other, shyer daughter, Louise. But Louise has spent a lifetime in her sister’s shadow and doesn’t match her mother’s ambition, or fit into the tired old routine. As the lights start fading on the cheery family acts of vaudeville, to be replaced by the riskier attractions of burlesque, audiences expect to see much more of their stars than ever before…

Reviews

★★★★★ “Imelda Staunton’s knock-out, psychologically searching performance as Momma Rose… Magnificent.” The Independent

★★★★★ “Jonathan Kent’s exemplary revival of Gypsy is nothing less than a triumph for Imelda Staunton.” Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ “Staunton’s strength of determination makes this quite possibly the most exciting thing I have seen on a stage. A truly great performance in a truly great show.” The Times

 ★★★★★ “Everything about Kent’s production slots perfectly into place.” The Guardian

★★★★★ “Superlative” The Stage


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Performance dates
Booking to 28 November 2015

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Savoy Theatre, Strand, London, WC2R 0ET
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
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Reviews: Gypsy at the Savoy theatre
[caption id="attachment_36632" align="alignright" width="240"] Gypsy[/caption] A reviews round-up for Gypsy at the Savoy theatre. Following a wildly successful season at the Chichester Festival Theatre, GYPSY's much-deserved West End transfer opened at the Savoy theatre last night and it didn't disappoint.  Imelda Staunton wowed the audience and critics with a career defining performance with Michael Billington of the Guardian calling it the greatest performance in musical theatre he's ever seen. Based on the memoirs of legendary American burlesque entertainer and famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY features lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Jule Styne and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is considered to be one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time and features a show-stopping score of musical classics including Let Me Entertain You, Rose’s Turn and Everything’s Coming Up Roses. Gypsy is directed by Jonathan Kent with choreography by Stephen Mear, design by Anthony Ward, musical direction by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Mark Henderson, and sound by Paul Groothuis. STORY Rose Hovick (Imelda Staunton) has big plans for her two little daughters. Baby June is the innocent star of her show, and as they hoof their way across the musical halls of America Momma Rose plans to keep her innocent! But as the years go by the times they are are a changing, and June is getting all grown up. When teenage June dramatically quits the show, a desperate Rose turns her fierce attention to her other, shyer daughter, Louise. But Louise has spent a lifetime in her sister’s shadow and doesn’t match her mother’s ambition, or fit into the tired old routine. As the lights start fading on the cheery family acts of vaudeville, to be replaced by the riskier attractions of burlesque, audiences expect to see much more of their stars than ever before…
Gypsy: Cast Update
Lara Pulver and Peter Davison to join Imelda Staunton in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre. Joining Imelda Staunton in the West End transfer of Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre will be Lara Pulver, who reprises the role of Louise and Peter Davison who joins the cast to play Herbie. Further casting to be announced soon. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="212"] Lara Pulver[/caption] Lara Pulver  makes her West End debut reprising the role of Louise from the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Gypsy. Her other theatre credits include Uncle Vanya for Chichester Festival Theatre, Parade for the Donmar Warehouse, Honk! for the National Theatre, The Last Five Years for the Menier Chocolate Factory, Into the Woods at the Royal Opera House, High Society at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Grease at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Her television credits include Skins, Da Vinci Demons, Fleming, Sherlock, Robin Hood,True Blood and Spooks. Her recent film credits include The Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Peter Davison joins the Company to play Herbie. His theatre credits include Legally Blonde The Musical & Spamalot in the West End, Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre, The Vertical Hour at the Park Theatre, An Absolute Turkey at the Globe Theatre, The Last Yankee at the Young Vic & Duke of York Theatre's, and Arsenic and Old Lace for Chichester Festival Theatre. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="212"] Peter Davison[/caption] Davison's extensive television credits include the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, Unforgiven, Midsomer Murders, Miranda, The Queen, Death in Paradise, Cabbage and Pat, Toast of London, All Creatures Great and Small, The Last Detective, New Tricks, Micro Men, At Home with the Braithwaites, The Complete Guide to Parenting, A Very Peculiar Practice, Ain't Misbehaving and Fear Stress and Anger. Jonathan Kent's five star Chichester Festival Theatre production of Gypsy will be the first production of Gypsy in the West End for 40 years. It will run a strictly limited season from 28 March at the Savoy Theatre.   BOOK Book tickets to Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver and Peter Davison

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14 thoughts on “Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre starring Imelda Staunton”

  1. Hoping to come to midweek matinee during May – is Imelda S still playing all shows including matinees?

    1. Hi Geri – We are not aware of any holiday dates, so Imelda should be playing, however you can never guarantee that an actor/actress will be present on the day as they may be ill etc.

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