Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse: first look at Anne-Marie Duff, Arthur Darvill and the cast

Josie Rourke’s final show as artistic director opens this week

Lauren Drew (Ensemble) in Sweet Charity
Lauren Drew (Ensemble) in Sweet Charity
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Images have been released offering a first look at the upcoming production of Sweet Charity, starring Anne-Marie Duff and Arthur Darvill.

The show opens this week and marks Donmar artistic director Josie Rourke's final show has head of the theatre.

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.

The rest of the cast includes Lizzy Connolly, Lauren Drew, Jo Eaton-Kent, Will Haswell, Charlotte Jaconelli, Stephen Kennedy, Debbie Kurup, Martin Marquez, Ryan Reid, Amy Ellen Richardson, Danielle Steers and Shaq Taylor.