'This farewell production by Josie Rourke is sensational… Dark, chic and witty, it is emotionally devastating as well as soaringly euphoric'Metro
'Funny and rather smart… I thought it was a hoot'Time Out
'Anne-Marie Duff shines'Evening Standard
'Josie Rourke turns this spirited Broadway musical into a hymn to female resilience in her exhilarating farewell production at the Donmar'Guardian
'It’s defiantly unconventional, riotously over the top and a lot of fun'Financial Times
'Anne-Marie Duff… is blazingly authentic and wonderfully gleeful'Observer
'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
With daily standing tickets, access to returns and our SWEET FRIDAY performances, there are a number of ways to book for the production. Scroll down for more information.
"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. Kadiff Kirwan will play the role at Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday performances in the week of 20 May. Shaq Taylor will perform as Daddy Brubeck on Thursday 23 May.
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
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.
General availability for Sweet Charity:
We release standing tickets at 10am each morning for that day's performances, and release any returns online as soon as they become available. Click the Book Tickets tab or call the box office on 020 3282 3808 to check availability.
SWEET FRIDAYS for 16 to 25 year olds:
Thanks to the support of Susie Sainsbury and the Backstage Trust, all tickets on Fridays from 26 April will be free for those aged 16 to 25 via YOUNG+FREE. We will also be running a returns queue every Friday evening from 6.30pm. There is no need to sign up in advance, just turn up on the night and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The returns queue is open to anyone aged 16 to 25.
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