According to the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye, the announcement about the long-awaited Chichester production of Gypsy with Imelda Staunton has finally been made. Rose blooms in Chicester (sic!) It’s Rose’s turn! The much-discussed Gypsy, with Imelda Staunton as Rose and Jonathan Kent directing, will run at the Chichester Festival Theatre for a limited season from early October. Kevin Whately is in final talks to play the much put upon Herbie, who gets steam-rollered by the hard-charging Rose. Lara Pulver is in talks about playing Louise Hovick, who grows into famous stripping artist Gypsy Rose Lee. There will, of course, be a Society trip.