Gypsy review - April 2015
Gypsy The Musical Press Night Review Round Up and PicturesLight the lights! Gypsy the Musical has officially opened in the West End following a successful run at Chichester Festival Theatre last year. The show opened for previews on the 28th March at the Savoy Theatre and despite a couple of cancelled performances due to the Holborn Fire, the show opened to standing ovations on press night on the 15th April 2015.
Below we have culminated the critics response to Gypsy so you can get an idea of how the show has been received. Do let us know if you have seen the performance, we would love to know your thoughts.
Reviews Round Up
Our Review “Gypsy is often hailed as one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time and I certainly echo this sentiment. The cast and creative team have done a faultlessly fantastic job on an already fantastically written and orchestrated piece of theatre."
Dominic Cavendish – The Telegraph “Kent’s revival also offers the unrepeatable chance to witness Imelda Staunton give one of the performances of her career”
Dominic Maxwell - The Times “If you like musical theatre, I urge you to see this stunning revival of one of the greatest Broadway musicals.”
Mark Shenton - The Stage “There are no signs (or sentences) big enough to encompass the sheer magnitude of this shattering performance”
Andrzej Lukowski - Time Out “With a full, jazzy orchestra doing total justice to Jule Styne’s brassy score, some beautifully Gene Kelly-ish choreography, a discretely sumptuous set, clockwork stage management, and a huge cast, it purrs like a dream.”
Michael Covney - WhatsOnStage "From the moment the overture strikes up, the footlights swivel into position and the red curtain rises, you're in musical theatre heaven."
Ed Nightingale - The Gizzle Review "Every element of the show is excellent, from the memorable tunes, to the grand and lucid design, and the entertaining choreography."
West End Wilma “Imelda Staunton gives her entire self to every performance she takes on. Playing Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Gypsy is a huge task and not something she takes lightly, with every note sung like its her last.”
Ian Foster - There Ought To Be Clowns "both acts end with simply extraordinary spine-tingling, soul-baring spectacles that will leave you agog.."
Check back for updated reviews throughout the day!
Who Was There?
A whole host of famous faces turned out to celebrate Gypsy’s Opening night including Angela Lansbury, Elaine Paige, Lenny Henry, Arlene Phillips, Craig Revel Horwood, Paul O’ Grady, Adam Garcia and Patricia Hodge.
Below are some photographs from opening night.
Above is Peter Davidson (Herbie) Dame Angela Lansbury, who originated the role of Momma Rose in London in the 1970's, Director Jonathan Kent, Imelda Staunton (Momma Rose) and Lara Pulver (Louise.)
Lansbury and Staunton share a joke.
Peter Davidson (Herbie), Imelda Staunton (Momma Rose), Lara Pulver (Louise) and the young cast of Gypsy.
Guests Lenny-Henry and Lisa Makin arrive at the Savoy.
Wayne Sleep arrives at the Savoy Theatre.
Nathalia Garcia and Adam Garcia arrive on the red carpet.
Debbie Moore, Arlene Phillips, Paul O'Grady and Jane McDonald enjoy the after party.
Linda Robson Paul O'Grady and Lesley Joseph enjoy the Gypsy after party.
16 April 2015, Savoy Theatre