Gypsy starring Caroline O'Connor is currently playing at the Curve Theatre in Leicester. Get a sneak peek at the production below!
Originally premiering on Broadway in 1959 with Ethel Merman starring as Rose, Curve's production of this classic musical fable is the first in the UK for many years. This much anticipated revival is directed by Curve Artistic Director Paul Kerryson (previous Sondheim credits include Follies, Pacific Overtures and Into the Woods, and other musical credits include The King and I, 42nd Street, Chicago, Mack and Mabel and Rent). Caroline O'Connor, the international multi award-winning actress, plays Momma Rose (credits include Chicago, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Follies, her award-winning role in Piaf, and her Olivier Award-nominated performances in Mack and Mabel and Bombshells).
*Please note: this performance includes the use of some strobe lighting effects.* The running time is 3 hours (approximately), including a 20 minute interval. Gypsy runs through 15 April. For tickets and more information visit Curve's website.
In 2003 O'Connor made her Broadway debut as Velma Kelly in Chicago. Her West End theatre performances include Mabel in Mack & Mabel for which she received an Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. O'Connor was a member of the original 1986 revival cast of Me and My Girl at the Adelphi TheatrE. O'Connor's other UK theatre credits include A Chorus Line, Hold on Tight it's 60's Night, Chicago, Damn Yankees, West Side Story and as Ellie May in Showboat for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Opera North. O'Connor's film work includes the featured role of Nini Legs in the Air in Baz Luhrmann's film Moulin Rouge!, and as Ethel Merman in the Cole Porter biopic De-Lovely. She also featured on the De-Lovely soundtrack, singing Anything Goes. O'Connor has recorded four solo CDs (What I Did For Love, A Tribute To Piaf, From Stage to Screen, A Tribute to Garland).