I loved the Menier Chocolate Factory’s production and proceeded to see it again when it transferred to the West End. If you missed either of these, Cadogan Hall is now doing Sweet Charity in concert at the end of the Summer.
From the Cadogan: “Sweet Charity is a comical but tender look at the adventures and misadventures in the ways of love encountered by New York dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine. Dreaming of old-fashioned romance, Charity is always falling for the wrong man and gives her heart to one undeserving man after another.
Denise Van Outen stars as Charity – singing, dancing, laughing and crying her way through this all-time classic musical comedy, alongside a host of other wonderful characters including her cynical girlfriends at the dance hall (Kerry Ellis and Kimberley Walsh), claustrophobic tax accountant suitor Oscar (Michael Xavier) and the phony evangelist Big Daddy. Through trials and tribulations, Sweet Charity continues searching for love, ever hopeful.
Featuring a fabulous score, including the classic songs Big Spender, There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This, Rhythm Of Life, If My Friends Could See Me Now, I’m A Brass Band, Baby, Dream Your Dream, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, dancing and chorus from Arts Ed Ensemble, Cadogan Hall’s summer production 2015 will be the best one yet!”