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Sweet Charity

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Tamzin Outhwaite leads the cast of this classic musical, which tells of the misadventures in love of one girl who always gives her heart to the wrong man. Read More >

The Menier Chocolate Factory production of Sweet Charity transfers to the West End with its original lead, Tamzin Outhwaite.

Sweet Charity tells the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a gullible and guileless girl who always gives her heart and dreams to the wrong man. When she meets the nervy Oscar in a lift, she hopes to put her misfortune in love behind her.

Cy Coleman’s score features the famous numbers Hey Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now and The Rhythm Of Life.

Sweet Charity premiered on Broadway in 1966 before opening in London a year later. A 1969 film version starred Shirley MacLaine.

This new production of Sweet Charity opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory last year, and becomes the latest musical to transfer from the intimate London Bridge venue into the West End, following Sunday In The Park With George, Little Shop Of Horrors and A Little Night Music.

For more about Sweet Charity read the First Night Feature (from its opening at the Menier Chocolate Factory) or the Big Interview with Mark Umbers.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 23/04/2010

Opening Night: 04/05/2010

Closing Night: 06/11/2010

Running time: 2h40

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Cast & Creative


Tamzin Outhwaite, Mark Umbers, Josefina Gabrielle, Tiffany Graves, Paul J Medford, Jack Edwards, Ebony Molina, Rachael Archer, Richard Jones, Gemma Maclean, Zak Nemorin, Richard Roe, Annalisa Rossi, Jez Unwin, Kenneth Avery-Clark, Matthew Barrow, Joanna Goodwin, Alexis Owen Hobbs, Laura Scott


Director - Matthew White

Producer - Chocolate Factory Productions, David Ian Productions, Theatre Royal Haymarket productions and David Mirvish

Designer - Tim Shortall

Choreographer - Stephen Mear

Lighting Designer - David Howe

Sound - Gareth Owen

Lyrics By - Dorothy Fields

Music By - Cy Coleman

About Haymarket, Theatre Royal

18 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HT

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