Royal Philharmonic Performances of Sweet Charity Plans Starry Lineup

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A series of concert performances of the classic 1966 Broadway musical Sweet Charity will bed presented at London's Cadogan Hall near Sloane Square in Chelsea, beginning performances Aug. 19 for a run of six performances only through Aug. 22.

Denise van Outen will play the title role, with Michael Xavier (as Charlie/Vittorio Vidal/Oscar Lindquist), Kerry Ellis (as Helene) and Kimberley Walsh (as Nickie).

The soloists are joined by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Arts Ed Chorale, under musical director Richard Balcombe. It will be directed by Paul Foster with choreography by Matt Flint.

Van Outen's previous stage credits include Roxie Hart in Chicago (West End and Broadway), Tell Me on a Sunday (West End's Gielgud Theatre), Legally Blonde and Some Girl I Used to Know (co-written by Van Outen).

Two time Olivier nominee Xavier (receiving nods for the original production of Howard Goodall's Love Story and the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park production of Into the Woods) was most recently seen in the West End in The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Ellis has appeared in both the West End and on Broadway in Wicked. Other West End roles include originating the role of Meat in We Will Rock You, and starring in Oliver!, Les Miserables and currently Cats at the London Palladium. Walsh was a member of the girl band Girls Aloud, who had twenty consecutive top ten singles in the UK, six platinum albums and received five BRIT Award nominations, winning Best Single in 2009. She made her West End theatre debut in 2012 taking over the role of Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical.

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