Digital Media night at Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was never going to end in a sober state so decided to treat myself to a night in the Waldorf Hilton so I didn’t have to worry about getting home.
This was my third visit to see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. A proper British musical that has great acting, a hilarious script and memorable songs. It has every element that I look for in a good musical and so I was delighted to have a chance to go again!
There were fun and frolics on stage before the show where we were taught some of the dance moves in the show by Associate Choreographer, Darren Carnall and Associate Director, Dominic Shaw. Dominic was partnered with me to learn the dance routine and I was awful. But I got to put my arms around a gorgeous man and so I had a wonderful time! By the end of the lesson I was being swung around in the air by four people and so at least there was some comedy value to my awfulness!
Check out the action in this video that was especially recorded by Jessica Meaden
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tells the story of Lawrence Jameson (Robert Lindsay), a con-artist stalking naïve and kind-hearted heiresses. He finds his territory threatened by Freddy Benson (Rufus Hound), a young and relatively inexperienced swindler. Christine Colgate (Katherine Kingsley), the ‘American Soap Queen’, descends on the scene and immediately becomes the target of the two men. The first to extract $50,000 from Colgate wins his place along the Riviera while the other must leave, defeated.
After the show I was honoured to be able to meet many of the cast including Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound, John Marquez (Andre Thibault) and Lizzy Connolly (Jolene Oakes). Everyone was so lovely!
Upon returning back to the hotel, I accidentally happened to gate crash Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s 1 year anniversary party (which was being held at the hotel). It was rather short lived and I was quickly ushered away! You can’t blame a girl for trying!
Huge thanks to Richard Le Cocq at Laughing Buddah for arranging the event and to all of the cast for taking time out to come and say hello.
Don’t miss Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre. A 5* star and a brilliant british musical. Click here for tickets.