Gypsy

1 – 6 MAY 2017

Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS music by JULE STYNE lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Suggested by memoirs of GYPSY ROSE LEE
Original production by DAVID MARRICK & LEYLAND HAYWARD
Originally directed & choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS

About the show

Gypsy the Musical first appeared in 1959 on Broadway under the title ‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’. The show features music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is loosely based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. The main focus of the musical is on Rose, the archetypal show-business mother who raises Louise and her sister June as they travel around America with their vaudeville act.

Gypsy is considered by many to be one of the greatest American musicals, and the show has appeared on Broadway no less than 5 times and continues to be produced by regional theatre companies around the whole of the USA. The recent West End revival of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton was heralded a huge success and received rave reviews.

The musical features songs that have since become show standards. “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “Some People”, “Let Me Entertain You” and of course “Rose’s Turn” are all highlights.

Cast

Uncle Jocko – DUNCAN GADSBY
Baby June – BETH BARBER
Baby Louise – LAUREN HONEYSETT
Mama Rose – LIZ BERRISFORD
Pop – GUY BENSON
Herbie – LEE COSTELOW
Louise – LUCY MADEN
June – ANJA PALMER
Tulsa – ASHLEY BRIGHT
Yonkers – CRAIG BUTTERWORTH
Kansas – DAVID BURTON
L.A – OWEN LINGARD
Little Rock – JARROD MAKIN
Boucheron – NEIL LEDWARD
Mr. Goldstone – CARL UNWIN
Miss Cratchitt – LAURIE TROTT
Agnes – CHARLIE ROBERTS
Pastey – SEAN HICKLING
Marjorie May – NICOLE RAY
Geraldine – BOBBIE DA BELL
Tessie Tura – EVE TAYLOR
Mazeppa – ANITA BENSON
Electra – AIMEE CHILTON
Delores – GEORGIA ROE
Chow Mein – BOWIE
Flower Girl – HARRIET WOODWARD
Balloon Girl – CHARLIE ANN MUDGE
Sammy – MATTHEW LEEMING
Newsboys – LUCA ANASTASSIADES
NOAH ANASTASSIADES
SCOTT MILLAR
TOMMY MUDGE
CHARLIE WARD

Production

Director – JOHN R. LEWIN
Musical Director – VICKI HING
Choreographer – LOUISE SMITH
Stage Manager – ADRIAN WRAY
Lighting Design – ROBERT BRIDGES
Sound Engineers – TOTAL THEATRE
Set supplied by – PROSCENIUM LTD
Costume Co-ordinator – MICHEAL GAMBLE
Costumiers – TRIPLE C COSTUMES, X3 COSTUMIERS
Wigs – RB WIG CREATIONS
House Manager – RICHARD BYE

Assistant Stage Manager – LYNNE LEEMING
Stage Crew – SARAH HAMMOND, LAURA SLY
Fly Tower – DUNCAN GADSBY, HOWARD RODGERSON
Radio Comms – YOUTHFUNDAYS

Violins – KAREN BITHEL, JOHN BRITTEN, MIKE SHAW
Viola – ANN-MARIE SHAW
Cello – GRAHAM DARBY
Bass – GRAHAM JOHNSON
Reeds – MICK CURTIS, FAYE DEANE, JUDITH JOHNSON,
MIKE READ, MIKE RECKLESS
Horn – LILLA DI MICELI
Trumpets – PHIL RECKLESS, SHARON STANSFIELD
Trombones – BECKY PLANT, DAVE TOOTH
Keyboard – JON ORTON
Drums – BRIAN RODWELL
Percussion – HELEN SHELTON