Gypsy

Curtain up, light the lights … Gypsy, one of the greatest of all Broadway musicals, returns to York for the first time in 25 years in a new production by Pick Me Up Theatre.

The show tells the story of Momma Rose, her two daughters June and Louise, and the struggle to make a living on the 1930s Vaudeville

circuit.

It’s loosely based on the memoirs of the celebrated striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and focuses on her fearsomely driven mother Rose – the archetypal “Stage Mother”.

The songs in the show have become standards of the musical theatre canon – including Let Me Entertain You, Rose’s Turn, Together (Wherever We Go), Gotta Get a Gimmick and the show-stopping Everything’s Coming Up Roses.

With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents, Gypsy was a smash-hit when it first appeared on Broadway in 1959 – and the recent London revival won four Olivier Awards including best actress in a musical for Imelda Staunton as Rose.

Susannah Baines – Mrs Lovett in Pick Me Up’s acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd – plays Rose in Robert Readman’s production at York's Grand Opera House.

Maya Tether (Princess Badroubadour in Disenchanted) is Dainty June, Maren Fagerås Nævdal (Little Mermaid in Disenchanted) is Louise, Nick Lewis (King Arthur in Spamalot and title role in Sweeney Todd) plays Herbie, and George Stagnell (Private Peaceful) is Tulsa.

And the trio of Gotta Get A Gimmick showgirls are Katie Melia, Alexa Chaplin and Hayley Bamford, fresh from their success as the equally sassy princesses Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Pocahontas in the UK premiere of Disenchanted.

▼ Show More Information

Cumberland Street, YO1 9
York
28 June , Wednesday 19:30

More Events Nearby

 16 November , Thursday
 York Museum Gardens, York
 31 October , Tuesday
 York, United Kingdom, York
 03 November , Friday
 Fibbers: Live Music Venue, York
 17 November , Friday
 Fibbers: Live Music Venue, York
 26 October , Thursday
 Waterstones York, York
 03 November , Friday
 Ouroboros, York
 28 October , Saturday
 York Racecourse, York
 04 November , Saturday
 Selby Community Centre, Selby
 17 November , Friday
 The Crescent Community Venue, York
 02 November , Thursday
 York Barbican, York
 04 November , Saturday
 York, United Kingdom, York
 16 November , Thursday
 York Barbican, York
 19 November , Sunday
 Squires Bikers-cafe, Sherburn in Elmet
 16 November , Thursday
 York, United Kingdom, York
 29 October , Sunday
 Kuda Bar & Club York, York
 09 November , Thursday
 York Races, York
 28 October , Saturday
 Mansion Underground, York
 28 October , Saturday
 The Crescent Community Venue, York
 18 November , Saturday
 The Fulford Arms, York
 03 November , Friday
 The Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York
 28 October , Saturday
 York Bird Of Prey Centre, Huby
 31 October , Tuesday
 The Fulford Arms, York
 17 November , Friday
 York Barbican, York
 16 November , Thursday
 York, United Kingdom, York
 24 October , Tuesday
 Berrick Saul building, University of York, York
 29 October , Sunday
 Fibbers: Live Music Venue, York
 03 November , Friday
 Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, York
 24 October , Tuesday
 The Crescent Community Venue, York
 28 October , Saturday
 York Racecourse Hospitality, Conference and Events, York
 26 October , Thursday
 Fibbers: Live Music Venue, York
 10 November , Friday
 The Crescent Community Venue, York
 18 November , Saturday
 Hambleton Primary School, Selby
 18 November , Saturday
 Riley-Smith Hall, Tadcaster
 28 October , Saturday
 Valhalla York, York
 03 November , Friday
 Yorkshire Museum of Farming, York
 15 November , Wednesday
 York Barbican, York