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Sweet Charity closes early?

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Sweet Charity closes early?#1
Posted: 8/17/10 at 4:48pm
Heard rumours today that Sweet Charity is expected to close early towards the end of September.

Its expected Chichester's Pygmalion revival will enter The Haymarket ahead of Trevor Nunns residency in 2011.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#2
Posted: 8/18/10 at 3:46am
Theatre Royal Haymarket is a beautiful theatre, but the few musicals it housed recently didn't do well there (or am I mistaken?).
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Sweet Charity closes early?#2
Posted: 8/18/10 at 8:53am
Its not really a musical house.

Acorn Antiques did well, but that was due to Julie Walters.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#3
Posted: 8/18/10 at 9:24am
Would be a shame to see it close early.

I don't think though that it would close without a month or two notice because I am sure they would receive quite a big sales boost for the final month or so. Also I thought it was doing pretty good business? I know it was full when I went a month or so ago.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#4
Posted: 8/18/10 at 10:10am
I'm going to see the matinee on Saturday. Wonder how full it will be. Apparently I bought the final two remaining tickets for the stalls...
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Sweet Charity closes early?#5
Posted: 8/18/10 at 1:45pm
it was mentioned a few weeks back that it would close Sept 11th.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#6
Posted: 8/18/10 at 2:53pm
Damn. Was hoping to go early October when I've got an empty matinee slot (if you see what I mean). There doesn't seem to have been anything like the hype around this that there was about other Menier shows.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#7
Posted: 8/18/10 at 4:14pm
missed that its closing Sept 11th.

shame, but they were shooting for the stars having booking thru to Jan 11
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Sweet Charity closes early?#8
Posted: 8/18/10 at 4:26pm
Thats not a defo date mind, Mr Mear was saying last week that yes it was a possibility.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#9
Posted: 8/18/10 at 4:31pm
I hope it doesn't close, when I saw this at the beginning of the month, on a Monday night, the balcony was closed, but other than that, it was quite full.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#10
Posted: 8/19/10 at 3:52am
I hope it stays a bit longer, but usually when these rumours start doing their round ...
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Sweet Charity closes early?#11
Posted: 8/23/10 at 8:15pm
I saw it on Saturday Afternoon, and the place was packed. On all levels.

Hope this is a good sign, this deserves to stay open longer than most other shows in the city.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#12
Posted: 9/6/10 at 1:08pm
From what I hear from the cast, they are being asked about Christmas Holiday time, so that is a good sign.
It is apparently selling well.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#13
Posted: 9/6/10 at 4:20pm
Sincerely hope this still has a while to run. It's a brilliant production of a brilliant and iconic show.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#14
Posted: 9/6/10 at 5:17pm
I hope plans are still on track for this show to have a limited run in Toronto next March.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#15
Posted: 9/7/10 at 7:15am
Don't hold your breath!
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Sweet Charity closes early?#16
Posted: 9/7/10 at 12:16pm
Why not? ^^
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Sweet Charity closes early?#17
Posted: 9/7/10 at 2:40pm
Can't help feeling the Haymarket was not the best theatre for it in the West End.

However this production deserves every success it gets.
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Sweet Charity closes early?#18
Posted: 9/7/10 at 3:00pm
Because the star is prevaricating!