Ben Fox replaces Gary Wilmot to close Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
After a hugely successful year in London at The Savoy Theatre, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will now be heading out on international productions in Australia, Koreas and Germany and on a two year national UK tour. London theatre goers have until 7th March to book tickets to see Robert Lindsay in this multi-award nominated production while the show is still in the West End.
Starting at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre on 5th May, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will tour the UK with runs at the Manchester Opera House, Sunderland Empire and the King’s Theatre in Glasgow, followed by international productions in Australia, Germany and South Korea.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opened in February 2014 to critical acclaim. Since then the show has been seen by over 200,000 audience members who have between them quaffed 9,660 glasses of champagne at the Savoy Theatre, while the Savoy Hotel’s Doormen have commented on the laughter from the theatre hitting the doors of the hotel on a nightly basis.
Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay stars in the critically acclaimed, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Lindsay stars as the French Riviera’s chief conman, Lawrence Jameson, alongside Bonnie Langford as Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love, Ben Fox as Andre Thibault, Beaumont-Sur-Mer’s Chief of Police and Lawrence’s sidekick and partner in crime. Ben replaces Gary Wilmot who ended his three month run recently. Katherine Kingsley also stars as Christine Colgate, with Alex Gaumond as the newest conman on the block, Freddy Benson, in this laugh out loud comedy about two conmen competing for the riches and the heart of a young impressionable heiress.
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winning Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots – currently Broadway’s biggest Tony Award winning hit and Legally Blonde) in his debut production for Jerry Mitchell Productions, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek (Late Night with David Letterman, The Full Monty) and book by the Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning Jeffrey Lane (Mad About You). After the success of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane are now opening their second London musical in the west end, Women on The Verge, starring Tamsin Grieg and Hayden Gwynne.
This musical is based on the legendary 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, directed by Frank Oz. It is the UK premiere of this new production, which has been reconceived and reimagined for the UK stage.
The rest of the cast includes: Lizzy Connolly as Jolene, Gavin Alex, Darren Bennett, Niamh Bracken, Lisa Bridge, Darren Carnall, Andy Conaghan, Phoebe Coupe, Claire Doyle, Alice Fearn, Selina Hamilton, Ian Knauer, Lisa Mathieson, Zak Nemorin, Genevieve Nicole, Javier Santos, Todd Talbot, Dominic Tribuzio, Jon Tsouras and Zara Warren.
Prepare to be transported to the luxurious lap of the French Riviera where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson is set to come crashing down with the arrival of larger-than-life Freddy Benson – a conman of an entirely different order.
Soon realising the town ain’t big enough for the both of them, the two find themselves going head to head in the con of their lives, pulling out all of the stops in a bid for the affections of millionaire soap heiress Christine Colgate. Little do they know what they’ve let themselves in for.
Click here to book tickets to see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels before it closes at the Savoy Theatre on 7 March 2015.
Robert Lindsay will no longer be performing in Wednesday matinee performances. He will also not be appearing on the following dates:
December 2014: 10th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd & 24th matinee performances
January 2015: 7th, 14th & 28th Wednesday matinee performances.
February 2015: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th Wednesday matinee performances.