Step into the world of show business, with all its grit and glamour, when Gypsy: A Musical Fable plays at the Buxton Opera House this summer.
Following on from the huge success of A Little Night Music at the Festival last year, the Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival have joined forces once again to bring another sensational Sondheim production to the stage. A definite highlight in the cultural calendar, Gypsy is certain to wow Northern audiences with the bright lights of showbusiness this July.
Gypsy is certain to wow Northern audiences with the bright lights of showbusiness.
Acclaimed Director Paul Kerryson, winner of the Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre at the 2014 UK Theatre Awards, will bring the sizzling production to life on the Buxton Opera House stage.
Gypsy: A Musical Fable tells the entertaining, true story of Gypsy Rose Lee, a famous 1930s striptease artist. Inspired by the artist’s memoirs, Gypsy charts the burlesque performer’s rise to fame and her turbulent relationship with her ambitious mother Rose.
Double Olivier award-winning actor Joanna Riding (Follies, Billy Elliot, My Fair Lady) takes on the iconic role of Momma Rose, the ultimate ‘stage mother’ and a force to be reckoned with. Travelling across America – from theatre to theatre – she pushes her two daughters, June and Louise to burlesque stardom.
Treat yourself to a taste of Broadway in the picturesque Derbyshire hills.
The perfect summer show, Riding leads a cast of world-class West End performers. Louise, aka Gypsy Rose Lee, will be played by Monique Young ( Mary Poppins, West End) and Hannah Everest ( The Sound of Music, Leicester Curve) will take on the role of her sister, June. The cast also features stars of musical theatre David Leonard, Rebecca Lisewski, Aiesha Naomi Pease, Tiffany Graves, Liam Dean and James Rockey.
With sharp lyrics by Sondheim and truly memorable music by Jule Styne, the show bursts with songbook classics including: ‘Let Me Entertain You’ ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’, ‘You Gotta Have a Gimmick’ and ‘Some People’.
A definite highlight in the cultural calendar.
We can’t wait to see this exuberant, humorous and powerful co-production at the Buxton Opera House. Treat yourself to a taste of Broadway in the picturesque Derbyshire hills this summer.
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