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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