Buxton Opera House & Buxton International Festival

Gypsy: A Musical Fable

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Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival are delighted to present their second joint production, the legendary musical Gypsy, after the huge success of A Little Night Music.

With bitingly witty lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story) and iconic music by Jule Styne this is the perfect summer treat, directed by Paul Kerryson. Gypsy tells the true, humorous and powerful story of the rise to fame of Gypsy Rose Lee, star of 1930s burlesque and her tempestuous relationship with her ambitious mother Rose. Perhaps the best role in any musical, Rose is a force to be reckoned with as she throws all love interest aside, pushing her daughters June and Louise to stardom. Truly memorable songs include Let Me Entertain You, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Have a Gimmick and Some People. Not to be missed!

A Musical Fable, Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Original Production by David Merrick and Leland Hayward
Entire production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins

GYPSY is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of TamsWitmark LLC.

Please note that there is strobe effect included in the performance.

Creatives & Cast

Paul Kerryson Director
Ben Atkinson Conductor
David Needham Choreographer
Juliet Gough Assistant Director
Phil R Daniels Set Designer
Charles Cusick Smith Costume Designer
Jake Wiltshire Lighting Designer
Andy Johnson Sound Design
Lisa Dent Assistant Choreographer


Joanna Riding Madame Rose
Monique Young Louise
Hannah Everest June
David Leonard Herbie
Rebecca Lisewski Mazeppa
Aiesha Naomi Pease Electra
Tiffany Graves Tessie Tura
Liam Dean Tulsa
James Rockey Uncle Jocko
Steve Fortune Pop, Kringelein, Cigar
Megan Hollie Robertson Ensemble
Lisa Dent Ensemble
Callum Mann Ensemble
Alex O'Reilly Ensemble
Michael Dean-Wilson Ensemble
Samuel Ashall Ensemble

“ The show is a definite hit ”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage

“The terrific and terrifying Joanna Riding gives it full throttle, and then some”

The Times

“ Real West End level sophistication… miss it at your peril ”

Derbyshire Times

  • Duration: 3hr (includes interval)
  • Price: £25-£71