This colourful show tells the story of Gypsy Rose Lee, one of America's most famous Burlesque strip artistes from the 1920s. Everything's Coming Up Roses
one of the hit songs, could not be further from the truth as Rose takes us on the tortuous journey from childhood ambition to final stardom for her much loved daughter and the enormous sacrifices on the way.Performers Ria Jones (Momma Rose), Melissa Lowe (June), Melissa James (Louise), Louis Gaunt (Tulsa), Stephen Casey (Uncle Jocko), Dale Rapley (Herbie), Michael Siegel (Father), Kate O'Donnell (Electra), Rebecca Thornhill (Tessie Tura), Suzie Chard (Mazeppa), Amie Hibbert (Ensemble), Roshani Abbey (Ensemble), Lizzie Nance (Ensemble), Marianne Phillips (Ensemble), Ali Crosswell (Ensemble), Kody Mortimer (Ensemble), Bryan Mottram (Ensemble).
Book by Arthur Laurents. Music Jule Styne. Lyrics Stephen Sondheim. Producer Royal Exchange Theatre. Director Jo Davies. Design Francis O'Connor. Sound Carolyn Downing. Choreographer Andrew Wright. Lighting Jack Knowles. Music Joel Fram (musical supervision). Costume Gabrielle Dalton. Director Jerry Knight-Smith (casting director). Director Vicky Richardson (casting director). Director Claire Bleasdale (casting director).