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A Musical Fable, Book by Arthur Laurents

Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim


Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee

Original Production by David Merrick and Leland Hayward

Entire production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins

                          This amateur production of GYPSY is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. On behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.

Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 June 2023

The Little Theatre, Dover Street, Leicester

Cast/ Production Team


Rose – Debbie Longley-Brown

Louise – Rose Bale

June – Katie Proctor

Herbie – Tony Whitmore

Tulsa – Tim Stokes

Mazeppa/ Miss Cratchitt – Karen Gordon

Tessie Tura – Liz Kavanagh Knott

Electra – Victoria Price

Uncle Jocko/Weber/Mr Goldstone/Cigar – Andy Longley-Brown

Pop/Mr Kringelin/Phil – David Lovell

L.A./Georgie/Pastey/Bourgeron-Cocon – Simon Butler

Yonkers/Photographer - Joe Dickinson

Agnes – Katherine Ardley

Marjorie May – Georgina Hall

Dolores – Lydia Rushton

Thelma/ Renee – Kerry Smith

Baby June - Ava-Lily Creed

Baby Louise - Ella Brown

Young Tulsa - Pearl Ball and Pixie Ball

Young L.A. - Aaron Kirby and Ciara Daisley

Young Yonkers - Eva Barratt and Amèlie Wilson-Knight


Director/ Musical Staging - Keiran Whelan-Newby

Assistant Director - John Bale

Musical Director - Tim Stokes

Assistant Musical Director - Paul Timms

Dance Choreography (*) - Caroline Walsh

Stage Manager - Simon Dickens 

Deputy Stage Managers - Andy Mears and Reema Crooks 

Backstage Team - Alex Oldham, Russ Hughes, Grace Phillips,  Lydia Clemence, Evie Lee, Lily Foley, John Worthy, Doug Simpson and Fraser Tew 

Sound Design - Tom Brooks 

Properties - Amanda Sadler, assisted by Tim Lovell and Amy Crighton 

Lighting Design - Alex Crooks and Andy Crooks 

Lighting Assistants - Simon Entwistle, David Moore, Jackie Moore, Lin Marvin, Christopher Sarwicki and Andrew Northcote 

Prompt - Sandra Brown 

Child Licences and Chaperone Rota - Liz Kavanagh Knott 

Children’s Chaperones - Erin Williams, Louise Kirby,                     Marie Wilson-Knight, Helen King and Jade Afflick-Goodall 

Performance Tracks - The MT Pit in collaboration with Concord Theatricals UK 

Set Pieces/ Piano - David Sadler and Amanda Sadler 

Vaudeville Scenery Boards - Lynsey Reilly 

Additional Props/ Set Items - Leicester Drama Society 

Costumes - Charades Theatrical Costume Hire and the LDS

Wigs - Tim Hogarth-Jones 

Showgirl Feathers - John Hill Costumes 

About The Show
Musical Numbers


KW Productions presents a fundraising production in collaboration with the Leicester Drama Society

GYPSY tells the true, humorous and powerful story of the rise to fame of Gypsy Rose Lee, star of 1930s burlesque and her tempestuous relationship with her ambitious mother Rose. The “King Lear” of musical theatre roles, Rose is a force to be reckoned with as she throws all love interests aside, ambitiously pushing her daughters June and Louise to stardom.

With a fabulous score by Jules Style and lyrics from Stephen Sondheim, including the memorable songs 'Let Me Entertain You', 'Everything’s Coming Up Roses', 'You Gotta Get A Gimmick', 'Some People' and 'All I Need Is The Girl', GYPSY is a real treat not to be missed!!




Let Me Entertain You* – Baby June & Baby Louise 

Some People – Rose 

Some People (Reprise) – Rose & Boy Scouts 

Small World – Rose & Herbie 

Baby June and Her Newsboys* – Baby June & Newsboys 

Mr Goldstone – Rose, Herbie, June, Louise, L.A., Tulsa, Yonkers & Mr Goldstone 

Little Lamb – Louise 

You’ll Never Get Away From Me – Rose & Herbie 

Dainty June and Her Farmboys/Broadway* – June, Tulsa, L.A. & Yonkers 

If Momma Was Married – Louise & June 

All I Need Is The Girl* – Tulsa 

Everything’s Coming Up Roses – Rose 




Toreadorables* – Louise, Agnes, Marjorie May, Thelma & Dolores 

Together Wherever We Go – Rose, Herbie & Louise 

Together Wherever We Go (Reprise) – Rose, Herbie, Louise, Agnes, Marjorie May, Thelma & Dolores 

You Gotta Get a Gimmick* – Mazeppa, Tessie Tura & Electra 

Small World (Reprise) – Rose 

Let Me Entertain You (Gypsy Strip Routine) – Louise & Showgirls 

Rose’s Turn - Rose 


2023 Sooty Awards - The Little Theatre

WINNER Best Leading Performance in a Musical - Debbie Longley-Brown (Rose in 'Gypsy' - KW Productions)

NOMINATED Best Supporting Performance in a Musical - Tony Whitmore (Herbie in 'Gypsy' - KW Productions)

Debbie Longley-Brown


Having seen Gypsy performed professionally a few times, this was my first amateur production. It’s no exaggeration to describe it as the best I’ve seen…..Director/Producer Keiran Whelan-Newby and Assistant Director John Bale pulled off as breathtaking a production of Gypsy as you’re likely to see…..Every member of the cast contributed to this excellent production…..Debbie Longley-Brown wasn’t just good. She was phenomenal…. she captivated the audience and inhabited the character through all its emotional and relationship changes. A remarkable performance…..This was a production we would gladly watch again, and again.” (Colin Blackler, District 6 NODA Rep)

“5* If you’ve never seen ‘Gypsy’, productions don’t come much better than this one….a rich, nuanced musical full of heart, edge and an incredible leading lady, this one really does come up roses, and is too good to miss!” (Rob Bartley, East Midlands Theatre)

“4* Keiran and company have once again managed to achieve stellar work, creating a superb production of a classic musical. I attended alongside my father who said he preferred this production to a professional production we'd seen together previously. This production will entertain you and then some” (Beyond The Curtain)

“The whole show is ridiculously well cast. …a slick production - even the choreographed set changes are breath-taking at times….I don't give star ratings on dress rehearsal reviews, but for the other reviewers who will follow me, I really don't know where you'd mark this down. You must go and see this!” (Tom Young, Niche Magazine)

“Debbie Longley Brown heads a stellar cast….there are no weak links in this fast paced excellent production, congratulations to KW Productions” (Lynette Watson, Leicester Mercury Review)

“Everything’s coming up roses” because KW Productions have done it again! A truly superb roundup of talent and exceptional performance from the entire cast and crew" (Emily Bale)



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