Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opens at the Savoy Theatre on 1st April, and judging by audience feedback from the previews, the show is heading to be a smash-hit success.
Jerry Mitchell was at the helm when the award-winning Legally Blonde the Musical was in residence at the Savoy Theatre. I am sure he won’t have a chip on his shoulder in returning to the ‘scene of the crime’, but is serious about getting Dirty Rotten Scoundrels whipped into shape.
You can bend and snap all you like, but Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is likely to tick quite a few boxes for the next round of awards. It certainly has what you want!
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Big-time con-man Lawrence Jameson’s livelihood is threatened by the arrival of small-time con-man Freddie Benson in the swanky French coastal town of Beaumont sur Mer. After a spot of ‘getting to know you’, the duo join forces and set about their shared practice of fleecing wealthy society ladies by spinning them hard-luck tales.
Lawrence is by far the more experienced, and Freddy forces him to share his knowledge so that he can get a bigger bite of the cherry. When the time eventually comes to bid adieu, Freddy decides to stay a bit longer in Beaumont sur Mer, but it quickly becomes apparent that this town ain’t big enough for the both of them.
It stars Robert Lindsay, 3-times winner of Olivier and Tony Awards for his highly acclaimed performances in Me And My Girl, Becket and Oliver! Recently most visible as the star of smash hit BBC sitcom My Family, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels marks his long-awaited return to musical theatre. Playing opposite him is gifted comic actor Rufus Hound, star of the National Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors.
CAST: Robert Lindsay as Lawrence Jameson, Rufus Hound as Freddy Benson, Katherine Kingsley as Christine Colgate, Samantha Bond as Muriel Eubanks, John Marquez as Andre Thibault, Lizzy Connolly as Jolene/Ensemble, Gavin Alex – Ensemble, Darren Bennett – Ensemble (Gerard and Nikos), Niamh Bracken – Ensemble, Lisa Bridge – Ensemble/Usherette, Darren Carnall – Swing (Associate Choreographer), Andy Conaghan – Ensemble, Phoebe Coupe – Swing, Claire Doyle – Ensemble, Alice Fearn – Ensemble (Renee), Selina Hamilton Ensemble, Ian Knauer – Ensemble, Lisa Mathieson – Swing, Zak Nemorin – Ensemble, Genevieve Nicole – Ensemble, Javier Santos – Ensemble, Todd Talbot – Ensemble, Dominic Tribuzio – Ensemble, Jon Tsouras – Swing (Dance Captain), Zara Warren – Ensemble
CREATIVES: Jerry Mitchell – Director, Peter McKintosh – Set and Costume Designer, David Yazbek – Music and Lyrics, Jeffrey Lane – Writer.
Previews from 10th March – Opening Night 1st April 2014
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 3.00pm