Sweet Charity – 24th-29th May 2010
Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. It is based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for Nights of Cabiria. However, where Fellini's black-and-white Italian film concerns the romantic ups-and-downs of an ever-hopeful prostitute, in the musical the central character is a dancer-for-hire at a Times Square dance hall. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions.

The movie/show was adapted for the screen in 1969 with Shirley MacLaine as Charity and John McMartin recreating his Broadway role as Oscar Lindquist. Bob Fosse directed and choreographed this film.

Includes popular show tunes such as 'Big Spender' 'If My Friends Could See Me Now' and 'The Rhythm of Life'

Production Team

Director - Stuart Bull
Assistant Director & Producer - Rachel Pick
Musical Director - Lynn Baker
Choreography - Rachel Pick & Katy Tabor


Charity Hope Valentine - Andrea Grant
Manfred - Richard Laight
Oscar Lindquist - Matthew Barnes
Vittorio Vidal - Trevor Fenton
Ursula - Kim Sands
Herman - Stuart Bull
Daddy Brubeck - Stephen Bromby


Helene- Rachel Pick
Nickie Pignatelli - Katy Tabor
Carmen - Natasha Connor
Rosie - Amy Whitby-Baker
Betsy - Lisa Cuesta-Acevedo
Elaine - Emma Rolfe
Suzanne - Helen Hicks
Frenchie - Kim Sands
Seventh Girl - Carol Kane
Eighth Girl - Lucy Freeston


Carol Spinks, Charlotte Hicks, Chloe Lister, Chloe Mercer, Daniel Doyle, David Peters, Doris Stannard, Elaine Brooks, Emmy Misheva, Jessica Forbes, Jodie Marshall, John Riches, John Sabberton, Lesley Smith, Natasha Townsend, Nathan Bryant, Rosemary Brown, Simon Spens, Stephen Brown, Stuart Wyle, Tom Holliday, Wendy Bull.
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