This new production will be Josie Rourke’s final production at the Donmar Warehouse as Artistic Director.
Based on the original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Plaiano, the Donmar Warehouse will present a brand new production of Sweet Charity, playing at the theatre from the 6th April.
New York, 1967. Charity Hope Valentine is a dance hall hostess who “runs her a heart like a hotel – you’ve got men checking in and out all the time.” At the raw 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 into love.
Featuring music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and a book by Neil Simon, this new version of the musical will be directed by the Donmar Warehouse’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke in her final production at the theatre.
Including songs such as ‘Big Spender’ and ‘If My Friends Could See Me Now’, Sweet Charity is set to star Anne-Marie Duff as Charity and Arthur Darvill, who makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in the role of Oscar. Further casting is to be announced.
Meanwhile, the production’s creative team is set to include choreography by Wayne McGregor, designs by Robert Jones, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph and musical supervision by Gareth Valentine.
Sweet Charity will play at the Donmar Warehouse from the 6th April until the 8th June.