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Full West End Gypsy cast announced

The production at the Savoy starring Imelda Staunton is the show’s first West End outing in 40 years

Lara Pulver as Louise (Gypsy Rose Lee)
Lara Pulver as Louise (Gypsy Rose Lee)
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Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton will reprise their roles in Gypsy when the production, which stars Imelda Staunton as Momma Rose, transfers from Chichester to the West End.

Pulver, who marks her West End debut, and Sutton play sisters Louise and June respectively in Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production. As previously annouced, joining them at the Savoy Theatre will be new cast member Peter Davison as Herbie.

The cast also features: Dan Burton as Tulsa, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Lucinda Shaw as Mother, Roger Dipper as LA, Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Clare Halse as Majorie May, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Luke Street as Little Rock, Damien Poole as Kansas, Lauren Hall as Delores and Natalie Woods as Agnes.

Ensemble members include Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole. The casting of the roles of Baby June and Baby Louise will be announced shortly.

With a book by Arthur Laurents, Gypsy has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

The production is choreographed by Stephen Mear, with designs by Anthony Ward, musical direction and orchestration by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis.

The production at the Savoy, which opens on 15 April 2015 (previews from 28 March), is the first to be seen in the West End for 40 years. It's produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.