A Royal Exchange Theatre Production
★★★★★ Manchester Evening News ★★★★ WhatsonStage ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ Attitude ★★★★ Upstaged Manchester
- 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.
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.
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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
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
Tuesday 21 January, following 7.30pm show.
No need to book tickets for the discussion.
Book tickets to the performance
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
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* 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.
- Accessible Performances
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RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 14 January, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS
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MICHAEL S. SIEGEL
★★★★★ ‘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