Anne-Marie Duff, Arthur Darvill, Adrian Lester, Beverley Knight, Le Gateau Chocolat, Shaq Taylor, Clive Rowe
Premiere date and venue
6 April 2019, Donmar Warehouse, London UK
Josie Rourke's farewell production as Artistic Director of London's Donmar Warehouse, the Broadway classic Sweet Charity features new choreography by Wayne McGregor.
Anne-Marie Duff stars as Charity, reuniting with Josie Rourke after the Donmar’s acclaimed production of Berenice in 2012. Arthur Darvill will make his Donmar Warehouse debut as Oscar. The role of Daddy Brubeck is played by a rolling series of actors, including Shaq Taylor, Adrian Lester, Le Gateau Chocolat, Beverley Knight and Clive Rowe.
McGregor recently worked with Rourke as choreographer on her debut film, Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, released in the US in 2018 and in the UK in 2019. This is McGregor's first return to the Donmar after his work as Movement Director for Patrick Marber's Closer, directed by David Leveaux, in 1997 and revived in 2015.
“I’m so happy to be joined in my final production as Donmar Artistic Director by the luminous Anne-Marie Duff, making her musical theatre debut, and the great Wayne McGregor. They are two of the finest people, and collaborators I’ve worked with, and this reunion with them, and the music of Cy Coleman is a joyous way to end a dozen years as an Artistic Director from the Bush to the Donmar.” - Josie Rourke
Sweet Charity runs until 8 June at the Donmar Warehouse.
Photo of Anne-Marie Duff by Nick Knight.