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Don't miss Gypsy, one of the greatest ever Broadway musicals, as it transfers to the Savoy Theatre following its sell-out, rapturously acclaimed five-star run at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
Imelda Staunton delivers a "knock-out performance" (The Independent) as Momma Rose in Jonathan Kent's "dazzling revival" (Mail on Sunday), alongside Lara Pulver, who reprises her “stunning” (The Independent) role as Louise. They’ll be joined by Peter Davison as Herb, in this gloriously entertaining musical fable that features "showstopping" (Mail on Sunday) choreography from Stephen Mear.
★★★★★ “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
Gypsy is 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.
With lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents and music by Jule Styne, this production of Gypsy is the first to be seen in London for 40 years.
Book your Gypsy tickets today!
Running time2 hours 50 minutes including an interval.
Performance datesMonday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm
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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