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Gypsy: A Musical Fable

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Gypsy: A Musical Fable at Buxton Opera House

Curtain Up, Light the Lights!

Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival are delighted to present their second joint production, the legendary musical Gypsy, after the huge success of A Little Night Music in 2021.

With bitingly witty lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story) and iconic music by Jule Styne, this is the perfect summer treat. Directed by Paul Kerryson, Gypsy tells the true, humorous and powerful story of the rise to fame of Gypsy Rose Lee, star of 1930s burlesque, and her tempestuous relationship with her ambitious mother Rose. Perhaps the best role in any musical, Rose is a force to be reckoned with as she throws all love interest aside, pushing her daughters June and Louise to stardom. Truly memorable songs include Let Me Entertain YouEverything’s Coming Up RosesYou Gotta Have a Gimmick and Some People. Not to be missed!


Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee

Original Production by David Merrick and Leland Hayward
Entire production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins

A Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival production, with the Festival Orchestra

GYPSY is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of TamsWitmark LLC.

Creatives & Cast

Paul Kerryson Director

Phil R Daniels Designer

Charles Cusick Smith Designer


Joanna Riding Madame Rose

Monique Young Louise

Hannah Everest Dainty June

David Leonard Herbie

Rebecca Lisewski Mazeppa

Aiesha Naomi Pease Electra

Tiffany Graves Tessie Tura

Liam Dean Tulsa

James Rockey Uncle Jocko

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