This jewel of American musical theatre is inspired by the memoirs of the famous burlesque dancing Gypsy Rose Lee, and charts the story of her mother, the infamous Mama Rose, and her determination to live out her own dreams of stardom through her two daughters. Featuring many well-loved numbers from the legendary Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, including Everything’s Coming up Roses, You Gotta Have a Gimmick, Some People and Rose’s Turn, Gypsy is a musical spectacular with bite.
Originally premiering on Broadway in 1959 with Ethel Merman starring as Rose, Curve’s production of this classic musical fable is the first in the UK for many years. This much anticipated revival is direct by Curve Artistic Director Paul Kerryson (previous Sondheim credits include Follies, Pacific Overtures and Into the Woods, and other musical credits include The King and I, 42nd Street, Chicago, Mack and Mabel and Rent). Caroline O’Connor, the international multi award-winning actress, will play Mama Rose (credits include Chicago, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Follies, her award-winning role in Piaf, and her Olivier Award-nominated performances in Mack and Mabel and Bombshells).
This is a must-see for any musical fan!