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Sweet Charity

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Closed October 26, 2010

Outhwaite's a revelation. A proven dramatic actress on stage and screen, she has a blistering musical comedy presence, and athleticism

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Why See Sweet Charity?


Based on the book my Neil Simon, Sweet Charity is a Tony Award-winning musical tells the bittersweet tale a tart with a heart who yearns to meet the right man. The scorching revival is directed by Matthew White with brilliantly smart and sassy choreography by Stephen Mear, dazzling set design by Tim Shortall and costumes by Matthew Wright. Tazmin Outhwaite plays the lead character of Charity.

This 1966 dance hall musical follows the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a gullible, hopeless romantic who has big dreams but seems to always give her heart to the wrong man. Trapped in the tawdry world of the Fan-Dango Ballroom - a taxi-dance-hall, where the girls are paid per song to dance with men - Charity aspires to greater things, and tries to free herself from the sleazy business of sexual desperation and dirty cash.

Sweet Charity features a searing score by Cy Coleman (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics), with musical supervision by Nigel Lilley, and includes the favourite hits such as 'Big Spender', 'If My Friends Could See Me Now' and 'The Rhythm of Life'.

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Additional Information


Opening night: 23 April 2010


Sweet Charity is suitable for audiences aged 7 and upwards.

Run time

2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.

Cast and Creative


Tamzin Outhwaite as Charity Hope Valentine
Rachael Archer
Jack Edwards
Josefina Gabrielle
Tiffany Graves
Richard Jones
Gemma Maclean
Paul J Medford
Ebony Molina
Zak Nemorin
Richard Roe
Annalisa Rossi
Carl Sanderson
Mark Umbers
Jez Unwin
Jayde Westaby


Book by Neil Simon
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Directed by Matthew White
Choreography by Stephen Mear
Musical Supervison by Nigel Lilley
Set Design by Tim Shortall
Costumes by Matthew Wright

What you thought

3 reviews, average rating: (4.7 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Sarah: “A wonderfully uplifting show”

Saw Sweet Charity Saturday 12th December and we thought the show was fantastic.... more

Ella: “Sweet Charity,”

We went to see Sweet Charity on Sat 24th April, it was fantastic, a wonderful... more

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