Sweet Charity- Director’s Thoughts
The original inspiration for the show was the 1957 Federico Fellini film Le Notte Di Cabiria: a dark version of Cinderella, without the happy ending. The central character, a prostitute, longs for romance and respectability, but in the end is betrayed and left alone.
One of the exciting and challenging things about directing for Artform is re-imagining a show in a small studio space. In paring down the use of scenery with just enough to indicate location, each scene will evoke and underpin Charity’s quirky, funny and vulnerable journey to find love.
The music and choreography in each scene will be crucial to this, and should be an exciting challenge for the small ensemble, who will be called upon to sing, dance and take on small roles
Each director has their own take on how to present the ending of the show. I know where I’m going with this one, but you’ll have to wait and see!
Sheila Arden - Director