Three-time Sydney Theatre Award winner Blazey Best (Miracle City, Only Heaven Knows) takes on the famous role of Rose in this production of Gypsy. Laura Bunting (Rent, Calamity Jane, Assassins) stars as her daughter Louise.
Rose, June and Louise are eking out a hard living in the dying days of vaudeville. Constantly on the road, always on the lookout for a way to fund their next meal – honestly or dishonestly – there’s nothing glamorous about their show-business life. Rose will fight for her daughters’ success, no matter what the cost, and both girls play along for as long as they can – until first one, then the other, reach breaking point and begin to question Rose’s real motives for their life on the stage.
Critically acclaimed and multiple-award winning, Gypsy is the ultimate mother-daughter story – a gripping, funny and heartbreaking tale of the damage we do to those we love. Rose’s own frustrated dreams of stardom are ploughed into her children. Her own childhood wounds push her to glorify and smother her daughters in turn, and eventually to drive them both away.
Rose’s fanatic determination pushes her family’s loyalty to breaking point. From the most unlikely of places emerges one of the 20 century’s most illustrious and ingenious entertainers – Gypsy Rose Lee.
The celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim is packed with classic songs. Expect to hear Let Me Entertain You, Some People, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Together Wherever We Go, You Gotta Get a Gimmick, and Rose’s Turn.
Gypsy is presented by the award-winning Luckiest Productions, with One Eyed Man Productions and Hayes Theatre Co.
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 7.30pm to 10pm
Friday 18 May to Saturday 30 June 2018
Wednesday and Saturday matinees: 2pm.
Wednesday matinee: $79.00
Saturday matinee: $89.00
Friday and Saturday evening: $99.00