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Haymarket Theatre
Haymarket SW1Y 4HT
Sweet Charity
Haymarket Theatre location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008

Photo ©Tony Reading 2008

Show Details
Preview 23rd Apr 10
Opens 4th May 10
Closes 6th Nov 10
Show Times
Monday - Saturday 7.30 pm
Matinée Saturday 2.30 pm



Local Info
Top Class restaurants nearby;

St Alban's (Mediterranean)
Rex House
4 - 12 Regent St 
020 7499 8558
www.stalban.net

Brumus (European)
The Haymarket Hotel
1 Suffolk Place
020 7470 4000
www.firmdale.com

Mint Leaf (Indian)
4 Suffolk Place
020 7930 9020
www.mintleafrestaurant.com
Book Now Great Hotel Deals
This link takes you straight to the online booking page for the Haymarket Theatre. This supports the theatre as they then receive the full ticket value without having to pay commission to ticket agencies.
The Late Rooms online hotel booking service is the best one - backed by men and women, to get the best central hotel for your needs and offer great deals as well. We use them ourselves.
Taxis & Travel Contact us
This links you to the taxi page
of Transport for London.

A note from the author

We put this AVMovie together (a compilation of still photos and video clips) to show off London theatres as they are seen most often by theatre goers – by night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.

Baxter



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Background

A hit on Broadway in the sixties - it had loads of Tony nominations and an award and ran for 600 performances  especially noted for its choreography. It was revised in 2009 and had considerable success at the Chocolate Factory for a recent transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket.  It is very funny, charming and a great spectacle.



The score by Cy Coleman was inspired by Fellini's Nights of Cabiria. Stephen Mear's choreography is brilliant and expands on the traditional "big Spender' with all the girls competing for the customer sitting alone with a cigar and champagne.

Story

The life of an optimistic and innocent 'taxi dancer' (hostess) who ever hopes to be rescued from the merry (and not so merry) go round of the life of selling favours in a night club.

Sweet Charity Men  
  

Charity has a way with her and even rejects the co-horting habits of the other girls and comes near to a relationship several times.

As she throws her heart into each relationship she finds the men are all rats - or are they? Will wedding bells ring for her who is clearly deserving of more than the life she is living?  her energy and vibrance are certainly captivating but will the stigma of whore stay in the past - as innocent as she is? 

Marriage after all is a quantum leap from the taxi dance.

Sweet Charity Umbers  Sweet Charity Lift

Cast

Tamzin Outhwaite - Charity Hope Valentine
Mark Umbers -  
Josefina Gabrielle -  
• Tiffany Graves -  
Paul J Medford -  
Jack Edwards -  
Ebony Molina -  
Rachael Archer -   
• Richard Jones -  
• Gemma Maclean -  
Zak Nemorin -  
Richard Roe -  
• Annalisa Rossi -  
• Jez Unwin -  
• Kenneth Avery-Clark


•  Book - Neil Simon 
•  Music - Cy Coleman
•  Lyrics - Dorothy Field 
•  Choreographer - Stephen Mear
•  Lighting - David Howe
•  Sound -  Gareth Owen
•  Director - Matthew White
•  Producer - Chocolate Factory Productions, David Ian Productions, the Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions and David Mirvish


  
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