The Donmar Warehouse has announced further casting for Artistic Director Josie Rourke’s farewell production, Sweet Charity. Joining previously announced cast members Anne-Marie Duff as Charity and Arthur Darvill as Oscar will be 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.
Sweet Charity will be choreographed by the world-renowned Wayne McGregor, who reunites with Josie after working on her debut film Mary Queen of Scots. Josie returns to the music of Cy Coleman who wrote the score for her Olivier Award-winning production of City of Angels. The book is by Neil Simon and lyrics by Dorothy Fields.
For Rourke’s farewell production, all tickets at every Friday performance of Sweet Charity from 26 April will be free to those aged 25 and under through SWEET FRIDAYS. Part of the Donmar’s successful YOUNG+FREE scheme, SWEET FRIDAYS free tickets will be allocated by ballot. As part of the scheme the Donmar will also invite schools from every London borough to see Sweet Charity for free. SWEET FRIDAYS are made possible with the generous support of Susie Sainsbury and the Backstage Trust.
During Rourke’s time as Artistic Director, YOUNG+FREE, has made over 15,000 free tickets available to those aged 25 and under. Enter the ballot for SWEET FRIDAYS tickets at www.donmarwarehouse.com
“The minute you walked in the joint, I could see you were a man of distinction, a real Big Spender…”
New York, 1967. Charity Hope Valentine is a dance hall hostess who “runs her a heart like a hotel”. At the hopeless 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 in love.
The show runs Saturday 6 April – Saturday 8 June 2019.
Box Office: 020 3282 3808 (No booking fees, £1 postage fee may apply), Telephone Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, In person Mon-Sat, 10am-curtain up (with some exceptions, see website)
Evenings Mon – Sat: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds & Sat: 2.30pm
Members Priority Booking for Sweet Charity:
Steel members and Copper members now on sale.
Public Booking for Sweet Charity:
Begins online at 9am, phone bookings begin at 10am on Thursday 21 February 2019.