A musical ‘not to be missed’

The full cast of GYPSY performing at Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre. EMN-170303-094006001
The full cast of GYPSY performing at Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre. EMN-170303-094006001

An aggressive stage mother will star in a play about the American entertainment industry in the 1920s, at Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, in Boston.

Centre Stage Theatre Academy present Gypsy, with shows next Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18.

The show follows Momma Rose, the pushiest stage mum ever determined that one of her daughters will become the star she never was.

A spokesman for the show said: “Gypsy is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother.

“This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.”

Megan Davies, who plays Momma Rose, said: “Playing Rose has been an incredible opportunity, teaching me about teamwork, vaudeville, and how not to raise your children.”

Chloe Mitchell who plays her long suffering daughter Louise said: “I’ve enjoyed the experience of rehearsing Gypsy and love playing the character of Louise very much.”

Rachel Calvert, principal of Centre Stage, said: “It’s a huge show with over 50 roles, small and large. The students most playing three or more roles, have risen to the challenge amazingly and I couldn’t be more proud.”

A spokesman from Centre Stage Theatre Academy said: “There is an incredibly talented cast and this is definitely a show not to be missed.”

Shows start at 7.30pm both evenings.

Tickets are priced at £13 for adults, and £10 for concessions. To book, visit: www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk