This is the story of a girl who wants to be loved in a world too ready to swallow her up. The girl is Charity Hope Valentine, the world is New York in the 1960s. For Josie Rourke’s farewell production at the Donmar Warehouse, after seven years as Artistic Director, the 1966 Broadway production of Sweet Charity is revived once more with shimmering hedonism.
Rourke platforms the hungry ambition of a people looking for affection, success, and any kind of reassurance that their life is worth being celebrated, with a freewheeling energy that’s so easy to love.
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