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:

Martin Marquez
2019, Vittorio Vidal
Donmar Warehouse
Evan Blanque
Evan Blanque
Actor
2019, Vittorio Vidal
Blackheath Halls
Jack Knight
Jack Knight
Actor
2017, Vittorio Vidal
The Peter Sarah Theatre
William Paul
William Paul
Actor
2016, Vittorio Vidal
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
David Fraser
David Fraser
Actor
2016, Vitorio Vidal
Jordan Bakewell
2016, Vittorio Vidal
Peepul Centre
Jamie Coles
Jamie Coles
Actor
2016, Vittorio Vidal
The Embassy Theatre
Adrian Dobson
2015, Vittorio Vidal
Loughborough
Adrian Dobson
Adrian Dobson
Singer
2015, Vittorio Vidal
Loughborough Town Hall
Reece Mahdi
Reece Mahdi
Actor
2013, Vittorio Vidal
Grand Theatre - Blackpool
Tyrone Williams
2010, Vittorio Vidal
The Shoestring Theatre
Callum Mcardle
2009, Vittorio Vidal
Royal Academy of Music
Richard Carroll
2005, Vittorio Vidal
George Square Theatre

Alternative Names

Sweet Charity The Musical