Coronation Street's Jodie Prenger will star in a one-night concert production of classic musical Gypsy at Manchester Opera House on February 25, to raise funds for Hope Mill Theatre's Hope For The Future campaign.
Jodie Prenger said: “I'm beyond thrilled to be a part of the upcoming concert of Gypsy. It's a dream role for anyone in the theatre world, and I'm honoured to have the opportunity to bring this iconic character to life. But what makes this concert even more special is that it's in support of Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. This fabulous theatre has been instrumental in nurturing and shaping future generations, providing a platform for emerging talent and continuously pushing the boundaries of creativity. I can’t wait to be part of something so truly special.”
The full cast and creative team to yet to be announced.
Gypsy has a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and is based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. The relentless Rose propels her daughters June and Louise through the highs and lows of showbiz in a Broadway classic whose songs include Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Together (Wherever We Go), You Gotta Get a Gimmick and Rose’s Turn.
Director Joseph Houston said: “Staging a musical concert at the Opera House is an exciting opportunity for Hope Mill to bring its work to a larger scale; it's a first step in exploring a new model for Hope Mill productions.
"Manchester audiences can expect a truly wonderful evening, that will continue to support our organisation.”
More info and tickets here