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Hope Mill casts Gypsy gala

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Multi-award-winning Hope Mill Theatre has announced the full cast joining Jodie Prenger for a one-night-only concert version of Stephen Sondheim's musical Gypsy at the Manchester Opera House on February 25.

The show will raise money for the Manchester venue's Hope for the Future campaign and will be directed by Joseph Houston and choreographed by William Whelton, Hope Mill's co-founders.

Joining Jodie Prenger's star turn as Rose will be Tom Lister as Herbie; Grace Mouat as Louise; May Tether as June; Divina De Campo as Mazeppa; Harriet Thorpe as Tessie Tura; Liz Fletcher as Electra; Idriss Kargbo as Tulsa; Peter Gunn as Pop/Mr Goldstone; Angela Lonsdale as Miss Cratchitt; Halle Brady as Baby June and Amelia Munshi as Baby Louise.

Performing alongside the principal cast will be students from Laine Theatre Arts and Stagebox Theatre Academy. The concert will feature a live 21-piece orchestra.

Gypsy has a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and was suggested by the memoirs of vaudeville artiste Gypsy Rose Lee. Songs include Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Together (Wherever We Go), You Gotta Get a Gimmick and Rose’s Turn.

Joseph Houston said: “So many of the wonderful cast have either performed in Hope Mill shows or have been supporters of the venue. It is also wonderful to be showcasing up and coming talent. This is sure to be a special evening.”

More info and tickets here



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