Ria Jones is to star as Momma Rose in the musical Gypsy at the Royal Exchange in Manchester.
Jones’ credits include Evita and Sunset Boulevard. She makes her Royal Exchange debut in Gypsy, which runs at the Manchester venue from November 30 to January 25, 2020. Press night is on December 5.
Also cast in the show are Melissa James, as Louise, and Melissa Lowe as June.
The production is directed by Jo Davies. It has music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents.