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Sweet Charity posts closing notices

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

MATTHEW White’s production of Sweet Charity has posted closing notices at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Originally booking until January 8, 2011, it will now complete its run on November 6, 2010.
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Previously Posted: Mark Umbers will join Tamzin Outhwaite in the cast of Matthew White’s production of Sweet Charity, which opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on May 4, 2010 (previews from April 23).

The cast also includes original Menier Chocolate Factory cast members Josefina Gabrielle, Tiffany Graves and Paul J Medford as well as Jack Edwards, Ebony Molina, Rachael Archer, Richard Jones, Gemma Maclean, Zak Nemorin, Richard Roe, Annalisa Rossi and Jez Unwin.

They are joined by Kenneth Avery-Clark, Matthew Barrow, Joanna Goodwin, Alexis Owen Hobbs and Laura Scott.

Sweet Charity follows the romantic misadventures of the gullible and guileless Charity Hope Valentine, a woman who always gives her heart and her dreams to the wrong man. With a score by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, it features hits such as Hey, Big Spender; If My Friends Could See Me Now and The Rhythm of Life.

Mark Umbers‘ theatre credits include Funny Girl (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Glass Menagerie (Apollo Theatre); The Vortex (Donmar Warehouse); My Fair Lady, Candide and The Merchant of Venice (National Theatre) and The Pirates of Penzanzce (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).

His screen credits include Harley Street, Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders, The Merchant of Venice, The Scarlet Pimpernel and, more recently, a re-working of The Turn of the Screw and Mistresses (TV); Woody Allen’s Cassandra’s Dream and Che: Part Two (film).

Josefina Gabrielle‘s stage credits include Hello, Dolly! (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre); Singing in the Rain (Sadler’s Wells and Leicester Haymarket); A Chorus Line (Sheffield Crucible); Oklahoma! (National Theatre, West End and Broadway); The Witches of Eastwick (Prince of Wales Theatre); Chicago (Adelphi Theatre) and Fame (Cambridge Theatre).

Tiffany Graves‘ stage credits include Chicago (Cambridge Theatre); Shout! (Arts Theatre); Cats and Sunset Boulevard (West End); and Run For Your Wife, Godspell and Tonight’s The Night (UK tours).

Paul J. Medford, an original company member of Five Guys Named Moe (Lyric Theatre), has also appeared on stage in Follow My Leader (Hampstead Theatre); The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Royal Shakespeare Company); My One and Only (Piccadilly Theatre); Mother Clap’s Molly House (National Theatre); Roll with the Punches (Tricycle Theatre) and Road (Royal Court Theatre).

His television credits include This Life, EastEnders and Minder.

The Menier Chocolate Factory’s Sweet Charity is produced in the West End by David Babani for Chocolate Factory Productions, David Ian Productions, Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions, David Mirvish and Michael Watt.

Sweet Charity is currently booking at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until January 8, 2011.

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