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Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity
Written by Neil Simon and Cy Coleman
Directed and Choreographed by Keith and Stella Jarman
29 June – 6 July 1985

Sweet Charity is a tender, poignant and consistently funny look at the adventures, or rather, misadventures in the ways of love encountered by the gullible and guileless lady known as Charity Agnes Valentine – “the lady of the evening” who always gives her heart, and her earnings, to the wrong man. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances with the “animal magnetism” hero, the “ultra-chic-continental” hero, and lastly, the “impossible-to-believe-but-he’s-better-than-nothing” hero.


Charity – Stella Jarman
Nickie – Christine Giles
Helen – Jacqueline Annal
Herman – Peter Richardson
Ursula – Carol Butler
Vittorio – Roger Butler
Oscar – David Maun
Daddy Brubeck – Keith Jarman
Charlie, Panhandler, man in lift, young man, chorus – Michael Angell
Married Woman, Panhandler, Straphanger, chorus – Margaret Penny
Walter, Panhandler, dancer – Brian Roberts
Young Man, Customer, Dancer – Antony Hullett
Ice cream vendor, Rosie, chorus – Joanne Love
John Stratton, Customer, dancer – David Higley
2nd Woman, girl in lift, young girl, chorus – Jacqueline Rand
Woman with dog, Panhandler, 1st woman, chorus – Anna Pajak
Baseball Player, Waiter, Customer, straphanger, chorus – Martin Tripp
Spanish Young Man, Marvin, Dancer – Graham Frosdick
Dirty Old Man, Doorman, Manfred, Good Fairy, Chorus – Mike Rand
1st Cop, Daddy’s Assistant, customer, dancer – Graham Peters
2nd Cop, Daddy’s Assistant, Barney, dancer – Vernon Leese
Carmen, dancer – Elizabeth Hunt
Betsy, dancer – Shelley Nottage
Elaine, Girl at Desk, dancer – Janice Wood
Suzanne, dancer – Joanna Lovell
Hostess, 2nd woman, Straphanger, chorus – Elizabeth Midlane
Alice, dancer – Suzanne Pickin
Frenchy, dancer – Linda Jeffries

Musical Direction – Andrew Parmley
Dance Mistress – Joanne Lovell, assisted by Martin Peters
Charity’s Understudy – Kathy Byrne


Set Design – Roger Butler and Keith Jarman
Stage Managers – Bill Brookes and Len Huntley
Assistant Stage Manager – Kathy Byrne
Properties – Molly, Sheila, Anna-Marie
Costumes – Marjorie Sawyer
Lighting – Alan Hunt
Sound – Derek Wheeler
Special Steel Construction – David Birmingham
Hoist provided by – Bert Sackman