Sweet Charity starring Gemma Sutton in rehearsals at the Watermill

Gemma Sutton stars in the titular role in the new production

Gemma Sutton with the cast of Sweet Charity
Gemma Sutton with the cast of Sweet Charity
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Photos have been released offering a first look at the company of Sweet Charity in rehearsals.

Starring Gemma Sutton as Charity, the 1966 musical is based on a black-and-white Fellini film Nights of Cabiria and tells of the romantic ups and downs of a dancer-for-hire. It features numbers such as "Big Spender", "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "Rhythm of Life" and "I'm a Brass Band". It is directed by Paul Hart, with co-orchestration and musical supervision by Sarah Travis, co-orchestration and musical direction by Charlie Ingles and choreography by Tom Jackson Greaves.

Joining Sutton in the show are Nicola Bryan (Carmen), Alex Cardall (Oscar), Vivien Carter (Nicky), Stacey Ghent (Rosie), Elliot Harper (Vittorio Vidal), Matthew James Hinchliffe (Daddy's Assistant), Samuel Morgan-Grahame (Herman), Emma-Jane Morton (Helene), Tomi Ogbaro (Daddy), Thomas Ping (Daddy's Assistant), Tom Self (onstage musical director) and Laura Sillett (Ursula).

Diego Pitarch will design the show with lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, sound by Tom Marshall and video projection by Louise Rhoades-Brown.