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A Royal Exchange Theatre Production

Gypsy

★★★★★ Manchester Evening News ★★★★ WhatsonStage ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ Attitude ★★★★ Upstaged Manchester

  • Directed by Jo Davies
  • 30 November 2019 - 1 February 2020
  • The Theatre

“Starting here, starting now, honey – everything’s coming up roses…”

Louise and June should be in school when Momma Rose shoves them under the unforgiving vaudeville spotlights. Their cutie-pie act strikes gold – but when a grown-up Louise goes solo, the public wants more than just song and dance. Dare she go all the way?

Broadway is back in Manchester with this wild production of the magnificent GYPSY. Directed by Jo Davies, (whose exuberant 2017 Royal Exchange production of TWELFTH NIGHT was a huge hit), and with a songbook bursting with classics (EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES, SOME PEOPLE, ROSE’S TURN), GYPSY is theatre’s ultimate celebration of the grime, graft and glamour of show business – and the power of the mother-daughter bond.


A Musical Fable. Book by Arthur Laurents. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. Original Production by David Merrick & Leland Hayward. Entire production originally directed & choreographed by Jerome Robbins.

Presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK LLC 
560 Lexington Avenue, New York 10022

 

 

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Theatre

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Saturday 30 November 2019 - Saturday 1 February 2020

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm
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    RUNNING TIME: Approx 3 hours, which includes 1 interval of 20 minutes.

    PLEASE NOTE: This production is likely to include flashing lights, theatrical haze and smoke, loud music and cigarette smoke.

    TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets from £25.50. Half Price Previews - Saturday 30 November, Monday 2 December, Tuesday 3 December and Wednesday 4 December, all at 7.30pm. View all ticket prices

    Premier tickets £150 – Saturday 21 December and Saturday 25 January, both at 7:30pm. 
    To access the premier tickets, type “premier” into the promo code box on the top right-hand corner of the booking page.

    BOOK TICKETS: Book Online or call the Box Office on 0161 833 9833 

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  • Creative Team
  • A Musical Fable.       Book by Arthur Laurents.
    Music by Jule Styne.       Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
    Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee.
    Original Production by David Merrick & Leland Hayward.
    Entire production originally directed and chorepgraphed by Jerome Robbins.

    Presented by arrangement with
    TAMS-WITMARK LLC
    560 Lexington Avenue, New York 10022

     

    DIRECTOR Jo Davies

    CHOREOGRAPHER Andrew Wright

    MUSICAL SUPERVISOR Joel Fram

    DESIGNER Francis O’Connor

    COSTUME DESIGNER Gabrielle Dalton

    LIGHTING DESIGNER Colin Grenfell

    SOUND DESIGNER Carolyn Downing

    MUSICAL DIRECTOR Leo Munby

    ORCHESTRATOR Sam Davis

    ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER Emily Goodenough

    ASSOCIATE SOUND DESIGNER Rob Bettle

    ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER Louise Anderson

    ASSOCIATE MUSICAL DIRECTOR Cat Beveridge

    DIALECT COACH Natalie Grady

    VOCAL COACH Emma Woodvine

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Hannah Sands

    MUSIC PREPARATION Andrew Specterman-Green

    KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER Dave Weiser 

    CASTING DIRECTORS Jerry Knight Smith CDG and Vicky Richardson CDG, with Claire Bleasdale (Children's casting)

  • Related Events
  • POST-SHOW DISCUSSION 
    Tuesday 21 January, following 7.30pm show. 
    No need to book tickets for the discussion.
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    THEATRE CLUB
    Like an informal, friendly book club, but for plays
    Saturday 11 January, 5.30pm *
    Tickets are free but please book a place
    Book Tickets: 0161 833 9833 / online
    More Information about Theatre Club

    * Theatre Club starts following the end of the matinee performance, so dependant upon run times, Theatre Club may start a little earlier or later. Run times are confirmed once the show has opened.

    MEMBERS Q&A
    Join the cast of GYPSY in a Q&A

    Friday 24 January, 12.30pm - 1.30pm 
    Tickets £5 - for members only
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  • Accessible Performances
  • If you require our BSL, Audio Described or Captioned services, please book directly with Box Office. This is because there are often specific seats, which are held for each show to ensure you have the best experience possible. 

    Book tickets via Box Office: 0161 833 9833 / email

    AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 11 January, 2.30pm

    BSL PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 15 January, 7.30pm

    CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 14 December, 2.30pm and 7.30pm 

    RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 14 January, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS

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    PLEASE NOTE - if a performance is marked as SOLD OUT online there may still be access seats available so please contact Box Office. 

  • Ensemble

    ROSHANI ABBEY

    Uncle Jocko

    STEPHEN CASEY

    Mazeppa

    SUZIE CHARD

    Ensemble

    ALASTAIR CROSSWELL

    Tulsa

    LOUIS GAUNT

    Ensemble

    AMIE HIBBERT

    Louise

    MELISSA JAMES

    Rose

    RIA JONES

    June

    MELISSA LOWE

    Ensemble

    KODY MORTIMER

    Ensemble

    BRYAN MOTTRAM

    Ensemble

    LIZZIE NANCE

    Electra

    KATE O'DONNELL

    Ensemble

    MARIANNE PHILLIPS

    Herbie

    DALE RAPLEY

    Father

    MICHAEL S. SIEGEL

    Tessie Tura

    REBECCA THORNHILL

  • ★★★★★ ‘Stunning' Paul Foley, The Morning Star

    ★★★★ ‘Staggeringly enjoyable entertainment' Matt Barton, Whatsonstage

    ★★★★ ‘A spectacularly staged revival' Chris Bartlett, The Stage

    ★★★★ The Times

    ★★★★ ‘A Christmas gem’ Stephen M Hornby, Attitude

    A pure, unmitigated delight' John Anson, Lancashire Telegraph

    ★★★★★ ‘An absolute triumph' Daniel Shipman, Upstaged Manchester

    ★★★★.5 ‘wild and magnificent' Donna Kelly, Frankly My Dear

    ★★★★★ ‘bound to blow you away’ Alexandra Rucki, Manchester Evening News

    ★★★★★ 'Jones also gives a powerhouse vocal performance that raises the roof. This is a show where the audience cheer individual songs not just the finale' The Reviews Hub

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