Imelda Staunton in Gypsy
Imelda Staunton in Gypsy
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It has been confirmed that the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton will transfer to the Savoy Theatre in London's West End for a run from 28 March 2015.

Staunton plays Mama Rose in the classic show, which has music and lyrics by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.

The transfer marks the first time Gypsy has been seen in the West End for 40 years, when Angela Lansbury starred.

It will replace Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy. Further casting is still to be confirmed.

Tickets for the production are on sale now, and it's currently booking until 18 July 2015.