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Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton talks musical theatre and playing Momma Rose in Gypsy on the West End. She tells Simon why the production is smashing box offices 40 years after its last run.

Imelda Staunton joins Simon to talk musical theatre and playing Momma Rose in 'Gypsy' on the West End.

Gypsy is one of the most critically acclaimed musicals of all time. Adapted from Arthur Laurent's book, Jonathan Kent is bringing the production back to the stage for its first airing since 1973.

Imelda Staunton stars as the fiery Momma Rose - the ultimate show business mother who is trekking across the US in search of limelight on the dying vaudeville scene. She tells Simon why the production is smashing the box office 40 years since its last run.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 Jul 2015 17:05

Music Played

  • John Paul Young

    Love Is In The Air

    • 20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario.
    • MFP.
  • Charlie Puth

    Marvin Gaye (feat. Meghan Trainor)

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Ethel Merman

    There's No Business Like Show Business

  • Irene Cara

    Fame

    • Heart Of Gold (Various Artists).
    • Knight Records.
  • The Gap Band

    Big Fun

    • (Single).
    • Total Experience.
  • Peter Gabriel

    Big Time

    • Peter Gabriel - So.
    • Virgin.
  • John Newman

    Come And Get It

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 001.
  • David Essex

    Gonna Make You A Star

    • 70's Number Ones Vol 3.
    • Old Gold.
  • Billy Ocean

    Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)

    • Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F.
    • Jive.
  • Little Mix

    Black Magic

    • (CD Single).
    • Syco Music.
  • Peter Davison, Lara Pulver & Imelda Staunton

    Together Wherever We Go (from Gypsy)

    • First Night Records.
  • Beck

    Dreams

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
    • 1.
  • Bee Gees

    Nights On Broadway

    • Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits.
    • Polydor.
  • a‐ha

    Under The Makeup

    • (CD Single).
    • Universal.
  • Sugar Pie DeSanto

    Soulful Dress

    • And This Time It's For Real.
    • Debutante.

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