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
|Charity Hope Valentine||Jane Poole-Wilson|
|Vittorio Vidal||Bryan Cardus|
|Daddy Brubeck||Stuart Kennedy|
|Ethel Herman||Janet Simpson|
|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
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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