Royal Exchange Theatre announces initial casting for ‘Gypsy’

The Royal Exchange Theatre has announced initial casting for director Jo Davies‘ anticipated new production of GYPSY, which runs at the venue from 30 November 2019 to 25 January 2020.

Musical theatre leading lady Ria Jones will make her Royal Exchange debut as the formidable Momma Rose, alongside Melissa James as Louise and Melissa Lowe as June.

Further casting will be announced later this autumn.



GYPSY has a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, inspired by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. The entire Original Production was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, and produced by David Merrick & Leland Hayward.

The creative team for this new production includes: Francis O’Connor (Designer), Carolyn Downing (Sound Designer); Andrew Wright (Choreographer); Joel Fram (Musical Supervisor); Gabrielle Dalton (Costume Designer); Jerry Knight-Smith CDG & Vicky Richardson CDG (Casting Directors); and Claire Bleasdale (Children’s Casting).


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