RHYL and District Musical Theatre Company are to take to the stage next week for its rendition of “Sweet Charity”.

This show was originally scheduled for May 2020, but COVID-19 had other ideas and the show was postponed.

The cast have been eagerly awaiting the go-ahead to commence rehearsals again, and after two years, are looking forward to welcoming audiences at Rhyl Little Theatre from May 11-14.

The show tells the tale of the ever-optimistic, hopeful and humorous “Charity Hope Valentine” and the people in her quirky life.


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This includes Daddy Brubeck, the charismatic hippie leader of the Rhythm of Life Church; Oscar Lindquist, the neurotic boyfriend; and the wise-cracking taxi dancer girls of the Fandango Ballroom.

The group will perform five shows at Rhyl Little Theatre next week, with evening performances at 7.30pm each day, and a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm.

“Sweet Charity” has a comical script by Neil Simon, adapted from a Frederico Fellini film, and was Bob Fosse’s directorial debut.

It is full of crackling humour and memorable songs, including “If They Could See Me Now”, “The Rhythm of Life” and “Hey Big Spender”, as well as some pure Bob Fosse dance numbers such as “Rich Man’s Frug”.

This show has lots of comedy, but with a sense of the rawness of life never far from the surface.

Charity and her friends are living hand-to-mouth for much of the time, and her encounters with the “glitterati” only serves to heighten the gulf between their worlds, as they briefly coincide.

Chairman of Rhyl and District Musical Theatre Company, Kevin Griffiths, said: “The company are excited to be presenting our first full show since lockdown.

“And despite the hardships of the last two years, the society is happy to be able to present its very talented company for the entertainment of their audience.”

Rhyl and District Musical Theatre Company has been treading the boards of theatres since 1914, and was officially established as “Rhyl and District Amateur Operatic Society” in 1938.

In 2010, this charitable organisation changed its name to “Rhyl and District Musical Theatre Company”, and has continued to deliver musical performances.

Tickets for the show are on sale now at just £12 each for all performances.

Buy yours at www.rhyllittletheatre.co.uk, or visit the theatre box office on Vale Road, Rhyl.