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Full Casting announced for Sweet Charity at Haymarket
Full casting has been confirmed for the Menier Chocolate Factory transfer of Sweet Charity, which opens at the West End's Haymarket Theatre 4 May 2010, following previews from 23 April - booking to 8 Jan 2011.
Joining previously mentioned Tamzin Outhwaite as Charity Hope Valentine, are other original cast members Mark Umbers, Josefina Gabrielle, Tiffany Graves and Paul J Medford as well as Jack Edwards, Ebony Molina, Rachael Archer, Richard Jones, Gemma Maclean, Zak Nemorin, Richard Roe, Annalisa Rossi, Jez Unwin. They are joined by new cast members Kenneth Avery-Clark, Matthew Barrow, Joanna Goodwin, Alexis Owen Hobbs, Laura Scott.
The show transfers from the off West End venue, Menier Chocolate Factory, where it ended a sold out three and half month run on 7 March 2010.
The musical has book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Field. Directed by Matthew White, choreography by Stephen Mear, designed by Tim Shortall, lighting by David Howe, costumes by Matthew White, sound by Gareth Owen. It is produced in the West End by Chocolate Factory Productions, David Ian Productions, the Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions and David Mirvish
Sweet Charity follows the misadventures of love encountered by the gullible and guileless Charity Hope Valentine, a woman who always gives her heart and her dreams to the wrong man. Cy Coleman’s score features such favourite hits as Hey, Big Spender; If My Friends Could See Me Now and The Rhythm of Life.