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Anne-Marie Duff and Arthur Darvill to star in Sweet Charity revival at Donmar Warehouse

The hit musical will be revived as part of Josie Rourke’s final season

Anne-Marie Duff and Arthur Darvill
Anne-Marie Duff and Arthur Darvill
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Anne-Marie Duff and Arthur Darvill will star in a brand new revival of Sweet Charity at Donmar Warehouse.

Outgoing artistic director Josie Rourke will direct the musical as her final show at the London venue. It will run from April 6 to June 8 with an opening night on 17 April.

The hit 1966 musical is Cy Coleman, Neil Simon and Dorothy Field's piece based on the black-and-white Fellini film Nights of Cabiria. It tells of the romantic ups and downs of the titular dancer-for-hire, and features classic numbers such as "Big Spender", "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "Rhythm of Life" and "I'm a Brass Band".

Choreographer Wayne McGregor will be working on the production which stars Duff as Charity and Darvill as Oscar Lindquist. Design for the production comes from Robert Jones, with musical supervision from Gareth Valentine, lighting from Mark Henderson, sound from Nick Lidster, orchestrations from Larry Blank and Mark Cumberland and video from Finn Ross.

Duff's previous credits include Heisenberg in the West End, directed by Marianne Elliott, as well as Oil at the Almeida Theatre. Darvill is known for his work on Doctor Who as well as his appearances on stage which include Once in the West End, Treasure Island at the National Theatre and Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare's Globe.

All tickets at every Friday performance of Sweet Charity between 19 April to 31 May will be free to those aged 25 and under. Sweet Fridays free tickets will be allocated by ballot and on these performances the Donmar will invite schools from every London borough to see Sweet Charity for free.