Imelda Staunton stars in Gypsy, the legendary Sondheim musical widely considered to be the best show in Broadway history. This acclaimed production transfers from the Chichester Festival Theatre to the West End. The story revolves around the ambitious Momma Rose and her efforts to put her two daughters June and Louise on stage in a vaudeville act. June dramatically quits the show, so Momma Rose must coax her shyer daughter Louise out from her sister’s shadow and into the limelight. But the times are changing. Audiences no longer want the family fun of a vaudeville act; they’re craving the exoticism of burlesque acts. Those who don’t keep up with the big performers will be forgotten, so will Momma Rose manage to turn her daughter into a burlesque star? The show is loosely based on the life of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous American strip tease performer, and includes songs such as ‘Let Me Entertain You’, ‘Rose’s Turn’ and ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses'.
- 28 March 2015
- 28 November 2015