Gypsy – A Musical Fable (2023)

Many, including critic Ben Brantley of the New York Times, have speculated that Gypsy, an American musical, is the best of all time. It chronicles the aspirations and struggles of a determined and strong mom who wants to see her two children succeed in show business. Gypsy is mostly based on Gypsy Rose Lee’s 1957 biography, Gypsy: Memoirs of America’s Most Celebrated Stripper, about her life as a famous striptease performer. Gypsy Rose Lee’s mother, Rose, gained recognition as the iconic “Stage Mother” and a place in the literary and theatrical canons thanks to the memoir and musical. Songs from the musical, such as “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Rose’s Turn,” and the jaw-dropping “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” have become staples in the canon of musical theatre.


Duchess Theatre,Chatsworth Arts Centre,
W Gate, Long Eaton,
NG10 1EF
Phone: 0115 882 3884


  • Rose – Lindsey Hemingway
  • Herbie – Sam Howard
  • Louise – Emily Hudson
  • Dainty June – Emme Gunn
  • Tulsa/Pastey – JJ McCormack
  • Yonkers – Bertie Black
  • LA – Kay Thomason- Vardy
  • Uncle Jocko/Weber/Phil/Kringelein – Paul Duffy
  • Miss Crachitt- Gill Cook
  • Renee- Michelle Beecroft
  • Miss Mazzepa – Pippa Ward
  • Miss Electra – Ashleigh Wilkinson
  • Tessie Tura – Ann Colgan
  • Cigar /Pop – Kev Jones
  • Mr Goldstone/Bourgeron-Cochon – Steve Webb


  • Michelle Beecroft
  • Pippa Ward
  • Emme Gunn


  • Balloon Girl- Gabriella Tilley
  • Baby Louise – Olivia Thomason-Vardy
  • Baby June – Caitlin Rodgers
  • Clarissa – Eloise Chamberlain


  • Evan Thomason-Vardy
  • Olivia Thomason-Vardy
  • Gabriella Tilley

Farm Boys

  • Ashleigh Roberts
  • Bertie Black
  • Gabriella Tilley
  • Eloise Chamberlain


  • Agnes – Danielle Rodgers
  • Marjorie- May – Beth Duffy
  • Gabriella Tilley
  • Eloise Chamberlain
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