Plays Directory : Sweet Charity

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Neil Simon
  • Overview
    Sweet Charity is a story set in New York of a woman who works in a dance hall and longs for something more.

    Charity is a naive (when compared to her cynical friends at the club) woman who dreams of making something more of herself and of finding a man that will lover her. She has gone through relationship after relationship and has constantly been mistreated by her lovers. The story introduces her through one such relationship with a film star whose lifestyle leaves her speechless (but full of song) with awe, and then shows her what a real respectful relationship (with an ?ordinary? man) could be like. Unfortunately she hasn?t been entirely truthful with her new gentleman, and the show ends with Charity facing the city once more determined to improve herself; optimistic, but alone.

    Often associated with Bob Fosse's stylistic choreography, the show includes many recognisable numbers, such as: The Rhythm of Life, If They Could See Me Now, Big Spender, I'm a Brass Band, and for the Fosse fanatics, it is the source of The Frug.

    Originally a vehicle for Gwen Verdon, the title role has been played since by Shirley MacLaine in the 1969 film, as well as Debbie Allen, and now Christina Applegate, in subsequent revivals.

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10 known characters

16 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Tara Woodley
Tara Woodley
Actor
2019, Chorus
UEA Drama Studio
Kurtis Ridge-Collins
Kurtis Ridge-Collins
Lighting Technician
2019, Followspot Operator
Callum Excell
Callum Excell
Lighting Designer
2019, Lighting & Video Operator
Donmar Warehouse
Charlotte Mednick
2019, Rosie/Ensemble
Nuffield Campus Theatre
Dan Clarkson
Dan Clarkson
Sound No.1 / A1
2019, Automation Operator
Donmar Warehouse
Sophie Stoddart
Sophie Stoddart
Stage Manager
2019, Production Stage Manager
Blackheath Halls
Helen Williamson
Helen Williamson
Makeup Artist
2019, Deputy wigs
Donmar warehouse
Sarah Rhodes-Cannings
Sarah Rhodes-Cannings
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, DSM
Blackheath Halls
Eve Kerr
Eve Kerr
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Assistant Stage Manager Cover
Donmar Warehouse
Rebecca Critch
Rebecca Critch
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Deputy Stage Manager
The Core, Solihull
Joshua Williams
Joshua Williams
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Head of Lighting
The Lemon Grove
Megan Alexandra Keegan
Megan Alexandra Keegan
Wardrobe Manager
2019, Deputy Wardrobe Mistress
Donmar Warehouse
Maya Sargent
Maya Sargent
Actor
2019, Lead Dancer
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
Lucy Gosden
Lucy Gosden
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager
The Core, Solihull
Cynthia WS Cheung
Cynthia WS Cheung
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Assistant Stage Manager
Church Hill Theatre
Fiona Lynn
Fiona Lynn
Actor
2019, Betsy/Daddy's Assistant
The Nuffield Theatre
Martin Marquez
2019, Vittorio Vidal
Donmar Warehouse
Victoria Green
Victoria Green
Director
2019, Wardrobe Run Crew
Darcy Berkley
Darcy Berkley
Choreographer
2019, Carmen/ Dance Captain
Ansford School
Charlie Jones
Charlie Jones
Lighting Technician
2018, LX 2
HMP Bronzefield

Alternative Names

Sweet Charity The Musical