Everyone in this company is superb in their part, everyone can really sing, really dance and really deliver the goods in terms of dramatic and comic acting. This is that rare beast: an exquisitely cast musical where the requirements of the parts have more importance in the casting process than potential box office draw or Twitter popularity. It is difficult to believe that there has ever been a better Rose than Staunton creates here.
Baz Bamigboye has reported in the Daily Mail today that the musical Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton will transfer to the Savoy Theatre for a 35 week run from March 30 to November 28. This production marks the first time that Gypsy has been seen in London since Angela Lansbury played the role 40 years ago. The production is directed by Jonathan Kent who directed Imelda and Michael Ball in the multi award winning production of Sweeney Todd which also hailed from Chichester Festival Theatre. Read our review of Gypsy and watch this space for ticketing announcements.