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:

Patricia Wilkins
2018, Charity
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Sofia Caselli
2018, Charity
Ysanne Morrill
2017, Charity Hope Valentine
Leah Sperring
2017, Charity
Weston Playhouse
Alex Allison
Alex Allison
Actor
2017, Charity Hope Valentine
The Questors Theatre
Chloe-Ann Hooper
2016, Charity Hope Valentine
Studio Theatre
Natalie Thorn
2016, Charity
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Chloe-Ann Hooper
2016, Charity Hope Valentine
Studio Theatre
Jade Johnson
Jade Johnson
Actor
2015, Charity Hope Valentine
Leicester Curve
Sally Harding
2015, Charity Hope Valentine
Winston Theatre Bristol
Katie Birtill
2015, Charity
The New Wolsey Theatre
Anna Barrowman
2014, Charity
IAB
Megan-Leigh Ennis
2013, Charity Hope Valentine
The Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Victoria Steele
2013, Charity
The Poor School
Amy Little
Amy Little
Actor
2013, Charity
Holly Bluett
Holly Bluett
Actor
2013, Charity
Sophie Russitto
2012, Charity
Strode Theatre
Miracle Chance
2012, Charity
Ivy Arts Centre
Lauren Bell
Lauren Bell
Actor
2011, Charity
New Brighton Floral Pavilion
Rachel Lissenburg
2011, Charity
Blackheath Halls

Alternative Names

Sweet Charity The Musical