Charity Valentine is the eternal optimist in Portsmouth Players’ production of Sweet Charity.
At the Kings Theatre, Southsea, from October 8-12, the Cy Coleman musical follows Charity when she works for the seedy Fan-Dango ballroom. She finally meets a decent man in Oscar, but things go from bad to worse when she decides to tell him she works in a bank.
He soon proposes, but backs out when he discovers what Charity really does for a living.
Tickets: £7.50 to £12 from the Kings Theatre, Southsea, on (023) 9282 8282 or go to kings-southsea.com.