Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It is based on Federico Fellini’s screenplay for Nights of Cabiria. However, where Fellini’s black-and-white Italian film concerns the romantic ups-and-downs of an ever-hopeful prostitute, in the musical the central character is a dancer-for-hire at a Times Square dance-hall.

The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Charity Hope Valentine Jane Poole-Wilson
Nikki Annie Deasy
Helene Deb McDowell
Oscar John Nugent
Vittorio Vidal Bryan Cardus
Daddy Brubeck Stuart Kennedy
Ursula Lizzy Ross
Ethel Herman Janet Simpson
Rosie Julia Avitable
Carmen Denise Truscott
Frency Rachel Acus
Betsy Lizzie Brignall
Honey Rebecca Stewart
Roxie Anne Campbell
Cassie Karen Swift
Suzanne Hannah Rogers
Gwen Jan Croxson
Dancers Sue Cambridge
Dancers Caroline Futter
Dancers Jessica Green
Dancers Cathy Makepeace
Dancers Roger Fairhead
Dancers Adam Millard
Dancers Duncan Woolley
Chorus Clare Henderson-Roe
Chorus Amanda Scott
Chorus Linda Sirker
Chorus Maria Waters
Chorus Patrick Martin
Chorus Jim Trimmer

Creative Team

Role Name
Director Matthew Chandler
Choreographer Matthew Chandler
Music Director Brett Wellcome
Choreographic Assistant / Dance Captain Jessica Green
Production Manager Lynne Shirley
Stage Manager Jane Bean

Reviews & Awards

George Hillier - Richmond & Twickenham Times

October 2002

BROS Theatre Company’s production of Sweet Charity by Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields at the Hampton Hill Playhouse had all the elements – fine music, superb singing, spectacular dancing, stunning costumes and great acting – to create a fabulous evening’s entertainment. The Musical Director, Brett Wellcome, not only provided splendid orchestration for the show but also produced excellent singing from all the cast.

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