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Further casting announced for Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse

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THE DONMAR Warehouse has announced further casting for Artistic Director Josie Rourke’s farewell production, Sweet Charity, which runs from Saturday, April 6 to Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Joining previously announced Anne-Marie Duff (as Charity) and Arthur Darvill (Oscar) will be Lizzy Connolly (Nickie), Lauren Drew (Ensemble), Jo Eaton-Kent (Ensemble), Will Haswell (Ensemble), Charlotte Jaconelli (Ensemble), Stephen Kennedy (Herman), Debbie Kurup (Helene), Martin Marquez (Vittorio Vidal), Ryan Reid (Ensemble), Amy Ellen Richardson (Ursula March), Danielle Steers (Carmen) and Shaq Taylor (Ensemble).

Lizzy Connolly makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Sweet Charity. Her theatre credits include Present Laughter (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Twilight Zone (Almeida), Oklahoma! (BBC Proms), On The Town (Open Air Theatre), The Wild Party (The Other Palace), Once In A Lifetime (Young Vic), The Vanities (Trafalgar Studios), Mrs Henderson Presents (Theatre Royal Bath and West End) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (West End).

Her work for film and television includes The Festival, Plebs and The Windsors.

Stephen Kennedy returns to the Donmar Warehouse after appearing in The Vote which was also televised on election night in 2015 on More 4. His numerous theatre credits include La Traviata (Theatre des Champs Elysees), The Velveteen Rabbit (Unicorn Theatre), King Lear (Old Vic), The Plough and the Stars, The Silver Tassie, Mother Courage, England People Very Nice, Dido Queen of Carthage, Waves, Women of Troy (National Theatre), King John (Rose Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic), To Kill a Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), School for Scandal (Barbican Theatre) and Cyrano De Bergerac, The Birthday Party and Tamburlaine (Bristol Old Vic).

His TV and film credits includes Dark Heart, Holby City, Silent Witness, Lucky Man, Casualty, Doctors, A Touch of Frost, The Bill, Making Waves, The Vice, Private Peaceful, The Agent, Notes on a Scandal, Braveheart and Nothing Personal.

Debbie Kurup makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Sweet Charity. Her theatre credits include Girl from the North Country (West End and Old Vic), The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre), The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre), Chicago (Cambridge Theatre and Adelphi Theatre), Sister Act (London Palladium), West Side Story (Prince of Wales Theatre), Rent (Prince of Wales Theatre and UK tour), Boogie Nights (Savoy Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Sheffield Theatres), Pal Joey (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Poison (Tricycle Theatre).

Her film credits include The Two Wolves, 28 Weeks Later and Hollow.

Martin Marquez returns to the Donmar Warehouse after appearing in Fool for Love and Front Page. His many theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing and Imogen (Shakespeare’s Globe), Husbands & Sons, Mother Courage and Her Children and Love’s Labour’s Lost (National Theatre), Anything Goes (National Theatre and West End), From Here to Eternity (West End), Before I Leave (National Theatre Wales), Ah, Wilderness (Young Vic), Blasted (Sheffield Theatres), Cleansed and Identical Twins (Royal Court), and Still Alice, The Crucible, Don Juan and Of Mice and Men (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

His television work includes Holby City, Dead Pixels, Bounty Hunter, The Crown, Modus, Decline and Fall, Suntrap, Vera, The Job Lot, Benidorm, Twenty Twelve, New Tricks and Hotel Babylon.

Amy Ellen Richardson makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Sweet Charity. Her numerous theatre credits include How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Royal Festival Hall), Follies (Royal Albert Hall), Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory/Harold Pinter Theatre), Crazy For You (Novello Theatre), Spamalot (Palace Theatre), Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre), Into The Woods, Gigi (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), On The Town (London Coliseum), Aspects Of Love (Prince of Wales Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (Sheffield Crucible), Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse) and Oklahoma (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Her film and TV credits include Les Misérables, This Morning and Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert.

Danielle Steers makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Sweet Charity. Her theatre credits include Bat Out Of Hell (Dominion Theatre, Ed Mervish Theatre Toronto, ENO and Manchester), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre), The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre), We Will Rock You (International Arena Tour), Hairspray (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre) and Respect La Diva (Garrick Theatre).

New York, 1967. Charity Hope Valentine is a dance hall hostess who “runs her a heart like a hotel”. At the hopeless end of a long line of users and losers, she meets Oscar, a mild-mannered tax accountant, and Charity Hope Valentine once again puts her faith in love.

Sweet Charity will be directed by Josie Rourke, choreographed by Wayne McGregor and designed by Robert Jones, with musical supervision by Gareth Valentine, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Nick Lidster for Autograph, orchestrations by Larry Blank and Mark Cumberland, original orchestrations by Ralph Burns and video design by Finn Ross.

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