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Move Over Imedla: Nessie’s the ‘Gypsy’ Underdog!


West End smash-hit production of Gypsy release an exclusive back stage video of a life in a day of one of their biggest stars: Nessie.

Matisse is a fraud and Pudsey is all washed up after that terrible film début. But there’s one dog who’s still having their day and is taking the West End by storm: Nessie, who plays Chowsie in Gypsy. This week, Nessie has given West End audiences and adoring fans a rare look into the life of the West End’s foremost canine. Nessie is a doggy diva in their prime who’s bite is as fierce as their bark. Follow Chowsie backstage to their private dressing room as they deal with a troublesome cast member. Imelda who?

Of course, even Nessie knows that you can only chew on a bone for so long, and there’s only have a limited time to catch Nessie and Imelda Staunton in one of the most dazzling revivals of legendary Broadway musical Gyspy. With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy is based on the phenomenal memoirs of burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. Gypsy hasn’t been seen in London’s West End for nearly 40 years until this transfer of the acclaimed production from none other than the hit-machine that is Chicester Festival Theatre came along. Directed by Jonathan KentGypsy has certainly been worth the wait leaving critics and audiences alike barking for more. Gypsy features well known and celebrated songs such as “You Gotta Have A Gimmick”, “Some People”, and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”. But nothing compares to Nessie’s performance of gruff and grit as Chowsie.

After Gypsy’s final performances on 28 November 2015, it’ll be packing up and moving out to make way for another hotly anticipated Chichester Festival Theatre transfer, Guys & Dolls.

Gypsy plays at the Savoy Theatre, London, WC2R 0ET, until 28 November 2015. Tickets are £24.50 – £90. To book, visit