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Sweet Charity

Donmar Warehouse, London
Sweet Charity
Donmar Warehouse, London
Our Review 3 / 5

New York, 1967. Charity Hope Valentine is a dance hall hostess who "runs her heart like a hotel - you've got men checking in and out all the time." At the raw end of a long line of users and losers, she meets Oscar, a mild-mannered tax accountant, and Charity Hope Valentine once again puts her faith into love.

Josie Rourke returns to the work of Cy Coleman, who wrote the music for City of Angels, with the Broadway classic Sweet Charity. With choreography from the world-renowned Wayne McGregor, Rourke reunites with Anne-Marie Duff as Charity, and Arthur Darvill makes his Donmar debut as Oscar, for her farewell production as Donmar Artistic Director.

Previews from |
6th April 2019
Opening date |
17th April 2019
Booking from |
15th April 2021
Available until |
8th June 2019
Closes |
8th June 2019
Neil Simon
Josie Rourke
Songs by:
Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Mark Henderson
Nick Lidster for Autograph
Robert Jones
Wayne McGregor
Cast list:
Anne-Marie Duff, Arthur Darvill, Lizzy Connolly, Lauren Drew, Jo Eaton-Kent, Will Haswell, Charlotte Jaconelli, Stephen Kennedy, Debbie Kurup, Martin Marquez, Ryan Reid, Amy Ellen Richardson, Danielle Steers and Shaq Taylor. The role of Daddy Brubeck will be shared by Shaq Taylor (6th-13th April), Adrian Lester (15th-27th April), Le Gateau Chocolat (29th April-4th May), Beverley Knight (6th-11th May), Clive Rowe (13th-18th May), Kadiff Kirwan (20th-25th May) with further casting to be announced.

Donmar Warehouse Venue Information

Donmar Warehouse, Donmar Warehouse, London, WC2h 9LX
Venue Box Office:
0844 871 7624
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

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Our Review of Sweet Charity


As she bows out as artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, Josie Rourke is leaving her mark on the classic musical Sweet Charity. She’s got the great Anne-Marie Duff making her musical theatre debut in the title role, a stellar roster of talent, and some of the biggest numbers in musical theatre. But, just like Charity, this production never really seems to find its feet as it flits between trying to create a super hip vibe, while keeping its traditional appeal. Read more

Latest Sweet Charity News & Features

Lizzy Connolly interview - 'You'll have never seen a Sweet Charity like this before'
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
Josie Rourke's final production of her seven-year tenure as artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse opens this week, as she directs Anne-Marie Duff in Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon's Sweet Charity. Alongside Duff's Charity, an optimistic New York dancer-for-hire with terrible luck with men, is Lizzy Connolly as fellow dancer and friend Nickie. Connolly makes her Donmar debut having previously starred in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy, On The Town...
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