'Funny and rather smart… I thought it was a hoot'Time Out
'Anne-Marie Duff shines'Evening Standard
'This Sweet Charity is both full of character, very enjoyable and highly intelligent'WhatsOnStage
BOOK BY NEIL SIMON MUSIC BY CY COLEMAN LYRICS BY DOROTHY FIELDS
BASED ON AN ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY BY FEDERICO FELLINI, TULLIO PINELLI, ENNIO PLAIANO
"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 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.
Josie Rourke returns to the work of Cy Coleman, who wrote the music for City of Angels, with the Broadway classic Sweet Charity. With choreography from the world-renowned Wayne McGregor, Rourke reunites with Anne-Marie Duff as Charity, and Arthur Darvill makes his Donmar debut as Oscar, for her farewell production as Donmar Artistic Director.
During Sweet Charity, multiple guest actors will play the role of Daddy Brubeck including Shaq Taylor, Adrian Lester, Le Gateau Chocolat, Beverley Knight and Clive Rowe.
Shaq Taylor will play the role from 6-13 April, Adrian Lester will play the role from 15-27 April to include press night, Le Gateau Chocolat will play the role during the week beginning 29 April, Beverley Knight will play the role during the week beginning 6 May and Clive Rowe during the week beginning 13 May. Further casting will be announced soon.
Scroll down for more information about all the ways to book for the production.
Evenings Mon-Sat: 7.30pm
Matinees Wed and Sat: 2.30pm
Latecomers will not be admitted.
Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes including a 15-minute interval
Stalls: £55, £40
Circle: £40, £30, £10
Preview prices (Saturday 6 - Wednesday 10 April 2019)
Stalls: £52.50, £37.50
Circle: £37.50, £27.50, £10
For over 60s: £55 reduced to £47.50 and £40 reduced to £35 (matinees only). Must be booked in advance
A booking fee of £1 will be applied for delivery by post
41 Earlham Street
London WC2H 9LX
020 3282 3808
Mon - Sat: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
The theatre is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium. There is an infrared system in the main auditorium and there is also a hearing loop in the box office.
If you require a companion to attend the Donmar, their ticket will be free. To book call 020 3282 3808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other access enquiries or bookings call 020 3282 3808
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE – 7.30PM (captioned by Stagetext)
Monday 3 June 2019
AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE - 2.30PM (audio-described by Vocaleyes)
(TOUCH TOUR AT 1PM)
Saturday 1 June 2019
Schools from every London borough are invited to come and see Sweet Charity on SWEET FRIDAYS. Click here for more information.
How to book for Sweet Charity:
We will release additional KLAXON tickets in the stalls and circle every Monday at noon. Sign up to the KLAXON mailing list for a reminder when tickets are available. We also release returns online as soon as they become available and will release standing tickets at 10am on the morning of each performance from 18 April.
Thanks to the support of Susie Sainsbury and the Backstage Trust, all tickets on Fridays from 26 April will be free for those aged 25 and under via YOUNG+FREE. We will run a ballot for anyone under 26 to attend the show for free, and invite schools from every London Borough to come and see Sweet Charity. If you are under 26, enter the ballot for tickets by signing up to our YOUNG+FREE mailing list. Applications for the Sweet Charity Schools' Programme are now closed. Click here to find out more about our Discover programme.
Photo of Anne-Marie Duff by Nick Knight.
Rehearsal photography by Manuel Harlan.
Production photography by Johan Persson.
Production supporters: Backstage Trust, Anonymous, Marcia Whitaker and the Sweet Charity Production Syndicate