Along with Imelda, Lara Pulver reprises her critically acclaimed role in Jonathan Kent’s version of Athur Laurent’s classic musical. Peter Davison joins the cast to play the role of Herbie.
Gypsy is the tale of a stage mom, Momma Rose, who will go to any lengths to showcase her daughters’ talents, especially her seemingly favourite child, Baby June. Constantly choreographing routines for Baby June to showcase her talents, Momma Rose as desperate for her kids, and the children she takes in as part of her act, to hit the big time as she is for them to stay young.
Rose is tested as her children grow into young women who wish to branch out on their own. Meanwhile, Rose’s long suffering partner, Herbie, is pushed to the limited by her obsessive need for her children to become stars.
The most exciting thing I have seen on a stage.
Everything slots perfectly into place in this glorious evocation of American vaudeville’s tackiness