SWEET CHARITY

  • Book by Neil Simon. Directed by Derek Bond.
  • 3 December 2016 - 28 January 2017
  • The Theatre
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There ain't no use flappin' your wings, 'cause we are all stuck in the flypaper of life.

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancer in New York City. With a heart tattooed on her arm and always looking for love, she has a habit of falling for the wrong man.

When she meets shy tax accountant Oscar it seems as though Charity’s luck might have changed. Their romance sends them whirling and spinning through the dance halls, churches and streets of 1960s New York. But not everything’s a walk in the park and Charity soon faces a choice between Oscar and the wild existence she has chosen to hide from him.

With a score full of big numbers (Big Spender, Rhythm of Life, If My Friends Could See Me Now) this Broadway classic will be brought roaring into the Exchange this Christmas by the team behind our hit production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.

Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano. Produced for the Broadway stage by: Fryer, Carr and Harris. Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse.

"Sweet Charity is one of the best musicals ever written and defined a decade. Audiences can expect brilliant performances, stunning choreography - and brass. Lots of brass… I can’t stop listening to the score - it’s hit after hit. Every department at the Exchange pulled out all the stops for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and I can’t wait to work with them all again." 
Derek Bond, Director

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Theatre
    PERFORMANCE DATES: Saturday 3 December 2016 - Saturday 28 January 2017
    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday - Saturday evenings, 7.30pm. Saturday, Sunday and Thursday matinees, 2.30pm View all times & dates
    TICKET PRICES: Standard tickets from £16.50, Half price previews from £5, Banquette tickets £10 View all ticket prices
    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online - How to book
    RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
    AGE GUIDANCE: 11+

    EXTENDED UNTIL 28 JANUARY 2017

  • Creative Team
  • DIRECTOR Derek Bond
    CHOREOGRAPHER Aletta Collins
    DESIGNER James Perkins
    LIGHTING DESIGNER  Sally Ferguson
    SOUND DESIGNER Richard Brooker
    ORCHESTRATOR Chris Walker
    MUSICAL SUPERVISOR Nigel Lilley
    MUSICAL DIRECTOR Mark Aspinall
    ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER Shelby Williams
    MUSIC Cy Coleman
    LYRICS Dorothy Fields
    BOOK BY Neil Simon

  • Related Events
  • MEMBERS' CAST Q&A
    Join actors appearing in SWEET CHARITY in our Members Cast Q&A
    Friday 13th January - 12.30pm

    AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION
    Thursday 12th January (after 7.30pm performance)

    INTRODUCING...

    Pre-show, talk based introduction
    12 January - 10.30am-12pm
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    BETWEEN THE LINES

    Playreading and Discussion
    14 December - 11am-1pm
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    THEATRE CAFÉ

    Talk about the work we stage at the Royal Exchange
    19 January, 11am-12.30pm

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    WORDPLAY

    Getting Started with Playwriting
    1 January, 11am-1pm
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  • Accessible Performances
  • AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 7 January, 2.30pm
    BSL PERFORMANCE: Friday 13 January, 7.30pm
    CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE:Wednesday 4 January, 7.30pm
    RELAXED PERFORMANCE:Tuesday 17 January, 2.30pm

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