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:

Tessa Ellis
Tessa Ellis
Actor
2017, Helene
Ffion Louise
Ffion Louise
Actor
2017, Helene
Rebecca Allmark
2016, Helene
Brick Workshop Theatre
Nicola Cosshall
2016, Helene
Brighton
Sophie Burrell
2016, Helene
Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford
Nevenna Stojkov
2015, Helene
Aimeé Salmon
2015, Helene
Regional Tour
Francesca Ellis
2013, Helene
The English Theatre Frankfurt
Esme Sears
Esme Sears
Actor
2012, Helene
Devonport Playhouse, Plymouth
Haley Clair
Haley Clair
Actor
2012, Helene
Sophie Nicholls
2011, Helene
Peter Sarah Theatre
Emma Salvo
Emma Salvo
Actor
2010, Helene
Nia Evans
Nia Evans
Actor
2009, Helene
Sir Jack Lyon's Theatre
Rachel Barry
Rachel Barry
Actor
2009, Helene
Claire Trusson
2006, Helene
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Jill Myers
Jill Myers
Actor
1995, Helene
National Tour

Alternative Names

Sweet Charity The Musical