London's Landor Theatre Finds Its Rose for Summer Gypsy

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Rosemary Ashe will star as Rose in The Landor Theatre's upcoming production of the Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim classic Gypsy this August.

Rosemary Ashe
Rosemary Ashe

Directed by Andrew Keates with musical direction and orchestrations by Nial Bailey and choreography by Sam Spencer Lane, performances are scheduled for Aug. 2-27.

In a statement actress Ashe commented, “I'm so excited about playing Momma Rose! Three years ago I had two roles on my wish list that I was desperate to play: Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd & Momma Rose. Well, I played Mrs L at the Gothenburg Opera House, so that one got ticked off! Now to be playing Momma Rose in a small venue is just as challenging, I can't wait! Gypsy has been a favourite musical of mine since I can remember. I've always been a huge fan of Ethel Merman too and of course the show was a fantastic vehicle for her, created by her! I think the space at The Landor is terrific and its intimacy will serve the show really well. I've only done cabaret there so far, but thoroughly enjoyed myself."

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The production will also feature designs by Freya Groves, lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Sarah Weltman.

The Landor Theatre is located at 70 Landor Road, Clapham North. For more information call 020 7737 7276 or visit www.landortheatre.co.uk.

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