Music by Cy Coleman Lyrics by Dorothy Fields Book by Neil Simon
Charity Hope Valentine is a dance club hostess in the sleazy Fandango Night Club. An eternal optimist, she just wants to be loved, but keeps on falling for the wrong guy. Finally, she seems to have met a decent fellow in shy Oscar, but will he still love her tomorrow when he discovers that she’s not actually a bank clerk?!
This much-loved musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End. It was made into a film starring Shirley Maclaine in 1969.
The show-stopping hit songs include (Hey,) Big Spender, Rhythm of Life and If They Could See Me Now.
One of the most acclaimed and well established amateur companies in the region, Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society returns to the Theatre Royal following recent productions of West Side Story, Hairspray and The Witches of Eastwick.