Gypsy: A Musical Fable at Buxton Opera House
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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 You, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You 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. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
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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