Heart-warming musical to take to the Dorking Halls stage

The Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society's production 'Sweet Charity' SUS-150219-145139001
The Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society's production 'Sweet Charity' SUS-150219-145139001

The award-winning Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society is proud to present their production of Sweet Charity, which will be performed on the fantastic Dorking Halls stage.

This bright, heart-warming show set in 1960s New York is certainly one not to be missed!

Oscar and Charity SUS-150219-145150001

Oscar and Charity SUS-150219-145150001

Sweet Charity tells the story of the eternal optimist Charity Hope Valentine, a taxi dancer at the seedy Fandango Ballroom. She wants to be loved so much that she has lost sight of who she is and always ends up giving her heart, and her earnings, to the wrong man. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances in this poignant and sophisticated show, which captures the rhythms, sounds and fun of New York.

The original stage production was directed and choreographed by the renowned Bob Fosse, and his influence can be seen in the innovative choreography by DDOS newcomer Aimee Marie Bow. With music by the great Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, this quirky 60’s musical includes toe-tapping favourites such as Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, The Rhythm of Life, There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This and Baby, Dream Your Dream.

Kate Chapman, who plays the glamorous and fiery Ursula March, explains why she has loved being involved in this production,

“I am genuinely excited about bringing the show to the Dorking Halls and really hope everyone supports us - and comes to have a bright and fun night out! The modern staging of this classic 60s show is sure to be really exciting and what a wonderful cast we have - a real mix of experience, enthusiasm, natural talent, commitment, kindness and fun.”

This well known story is a tender, poignant and consistently funny look at one woman’s adventures, or rather, misadventures in the ways of love.

‘Sweet Charity’ will be performed on stage at The Dorking Halls Theatre from Tuesday 24th February to Saturday 28th February at 7.30PM, with a Saturday Matinee performance at 2.30PM.

Ticket prices range from £12 to £18, with discounted rates for both the evening of Tuesday 24th and the Saturday 28th matinee performances. There is also a £2 concession on all seats for children, students and the over 65s. To book tickets for this production please call the Dorking Halls Box Office on 01306 881717 or alternatively book online at www.dorkinghalls.co.uk.

Report and picture contributed by the Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society (DDOS).