Hey big spender, have you seen that Josie Rourke is going to sign off as the Donmar Warehouse’s artistic director with a revival of Sweet Charity and Anne-Marie Duff is going to play the lead opposite Ratty Burvil as Oscar? Well, it’s really happening from 6 April to 8 June 2019. Are you ready for the rhythm of life?
Anne-Marie Duff will star as Charity, reuniting with Josie Rourke after the Donmar’s acclaimed production of Berenice in 2012, while world-renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor teams up once again with the director after working on her debut film Mary Queen of Scots. Rourke returns to the music of Cy Coleman who wrote the score for her Olivier Award-winning production of City of Angels. The book is by Neil Simon and lyrics by Dorothy Fields.
Josie Rourke said:
“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.”
For Rourke’s farewell production, all tickets at every Friday performance of Sweet Charity between 19 April and 31 May will be free to those aged 25 and under. Sweet Fridays free tickets will be allocated by ballot. As part of Sweet Fridays, the Donmar will invite schools from every London borough to see Sweet Charity for free.