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Anne-Marie Duff and more celebrate opening night of Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse

Josie Rourke's production is her final show before leaving the artistic directorship of the Covent Garden theatre

The company of Sweet Charity
© Johan Persson

Josie Rourke's final production as artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse has opened and we popped along to find out more.

Rourke's production stars Anne-Marie Duff as Charity alongside Arthur Darvill as Oscar. 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.

Cy Coleman, Neil Simon and Dorothy Field's musical, Sweet Charity is based on the black-and-white Fellini film Nights of Cabiria and tells of the romantic ups and downs of the titular dancer-for-hire.

Choreography is by Wayne McGregor, with design by Robert Jones, 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 show features classic numbers such as "Big Spender", "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "Rhythm of Life" and "I'm a Brass Band".

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