Rehearsals are underway for the Donmar Warehouse production of Sweet Charity, starring Anne-Marie Duff (Shameless) and Arthur Darvill (Once). The production, helmed by director Josie Rourke as her final production as Donmar's artistic director, will begin performances April 6 ahead of an April 17 opening.
Joining the company are Lizzy Connolly (The Twilight Zone) as Nickie, Stephen Kennedy (Donmar’s The Vote) as Herman, Debbie Kurup (Girl From the North Country) as Helene, Martin Marquez (Donmar’s Fool for Love and Front Page) as Vittorio Vidal, Amy Ellen Richardson (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) as Ursula March, and Daniel Steers (Bat Out of Hell) as Carmen.
Flip through rehearsal photos below:
Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse (who also helmed the film adaptation), Sweet Charity boasts a beloved Cy Coleman-Dorothy Fields score and a book by Neil Simon, adapting the Fellini film Nights of Cabiria. The original production starred Fosse's wife and collaborator Gwen Verdon, earning her a Tony Award nomination. The show was nominated for a total of nine, winning Best Choreography for Fosse.
For the Donmar production, Friday performances between April 19 and May 31 will be feature Sweet Friday free tickets to those 25 and under, allocated by ballot. Schools from every London borough are invited to participate. Sweet Fridays are made possible with the support of Susie Sainsbury and the Backstage Trust.