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Sweet Charity in concert at at Cadogan Hall

Posted on July 16, 2015

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sweet-charityStrictly alumnae Denise Van Outen and Kimberley Walsh will star with Kerry Ellis and Michael Xavier in Sweet Charity in concert, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, at Cadogan Hall from August 19 to 22.

Sweet Charity, with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse for Broadway, where it premiered in 1966 and was subsequently nominated for nine Tony Awards. It features well-known songs including “Big Spender”, “Sweet Charity”, “Too Many Tomorrows” and “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This.”

The musical, based on Federico Fellini’s screenplay for Nights of Cabiria, follows the adventures and misadventures of New York dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine.

Denise Van Outen stars as Charity – singing, dancing, laughing and crying her way through this 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.

Matt Flint choreographs this production, with Richard Balcombe as music director and Paul Foster as stage director, which runs from August 19 to 22, with performances at 7.30pm, and matinees on August 20 and 22 at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available from Cadogan Hall Box Office. See or call 020 7730 4500. 


Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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