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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot to join cast

September 8, 2014 

Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot to join Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre.

Bonnie Langford

Bonnie Langford

Gary Wilmot

Gary Wilmot

The producers of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre have announced that West End favourites Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot are to join the cast of the show.

The pair will begin performances at the Savoy Theatre from 16 September 2014 and star alongside current lead actors Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley.

Bonnie Langford is best known for TV roles including Just William and Doctor Who, and a host of stage roles including Spamalot, Chicago and Cats. She will join the show taking over from Samantha Bond in the role of Muriel Eubanks.

Gary Wilmot is well known on both stage and screen including stage roles in The Pajama Game, Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Me and My Girl. Gary will be playing Andre Thibault, Beaumont-Sur-Mer’s Chief of Police.

Based on the 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, the hit show is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde) with music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and book by the Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning Jeffrey Lane (Mad About You).

Other cast include 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.

Set on the sunny French Riviera, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a comedy tale of two conmen competing for the riches and the heart of a young impressionable heiress.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre starring Robert Lindsay

September 1, 2014 

Musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre starring Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley and Samantha Bond.

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Olivier, Tony and BAFTA winning actor Robert Lindsay (Oliver!, My Family) and comedian Rufus Hound (One Man, Two Guvnors) star as rival conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson in musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Now playing at the Savoy Theatre, this will be the UK premiere of the hit musical, based on the 1988 movie starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

Lindsay and Hound are joined in the show by acclaimed actress Katherine Kingsley (Singin’ in the Rain) as Christine Colgate, Downton Abbey star Samantha Bond as Muriel Eubanks and John Marquez as Andre Thibault.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winning Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels features music and lyrics by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by the Golden Globe winner Jeffery Lane (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) and set and costumes are by Peter McKintosh.

THE STORY

Against the glamorous backdrop of the French Riviera, this musical comedy centres on the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson (Robert Lindsay), whose world is set to come crashing down with the arrival of rival conman Freddy Benson (Rufus Hound). As the two go head-to-head to out-con each other and the affections of soap heiress Christine Colgate (Katherine Kingsley).

REVIEWS

“A masterclass in how to put on a musical” Baz, Daily Mail
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★ The Evening Standard

 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels extends run at Savoy Theatre

May 16, 2014 

Hit musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre is extending its booking period.

The show will now book to 7 March 2015.

Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels stars Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley and Samantha Bond, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde).

The show garnered great reviews when it opened in April 2014 and the comedy caper is proving a big draw at the Savoy Theatre box office.

Based on the much-loved Michael Caine and Steve Martin movie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical is headlined by Olivier and Tony award winner Robert Lindsay (Me And My Girl, Oliver!, My Family) and comedian Rufus Hound (Neville’s Island, One Man Two Guv’nors).

The two play conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson, who compete on the glamorous French Riviera for the riches and the heart of the young impressionable heiress, Christine Colgate (Katherine Kingsley – Singin’ in the Rain).

The show forms the first collaboration between Jerry Mitchell Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group, who own the Savoy Theatre.

Other featured cast in the show include John Marquez as Andre Thibault, Lizzy Connolly as Jolene, plus 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.

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Reviews Round-up: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre

April 3, 2014 

Round-up of reviews of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre. Photo © Johan Persson

New musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has opened at the Savoy Theatre – and its a hit!

Starring Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley and Samantha Bond, the show is directed by Tony Award winning Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde).

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Photos: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre

April 2, 2014 

Production photos of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre. Photo © Johan Persson

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre. Photo © Johan Persson

New musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has opened at the Savoy Theatre – and its a hit!

Starring Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley and Samantha Bond, the show is directed by Tony Award winning Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde).

 

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Photos: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Launch and Rehearsals

January 23, 2014 

Photos of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels rehearsals and launch event.

Robert Lindsay and Katherine Kingsley in rehearsals for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Robert Lindsay and Katherine Kingsley in rehearsals for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Rehearsals for big new musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are in full spring, in preparation for its 10 March 2014 opening at the Savoy Theatre.

Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde) is in the director’s chair for the show, which stars Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley and Samantha Bond.

Today, Thursday 23 January, also saw a launch event in London for the show.

Book tickets and read more at: www.westendtheatre.com/22994/shows/dirty-rotten-scoundrels-at-the-savoy-theatre-starring-robert-lindsay

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Cast

November 1, 2013 

Cast highlights for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre

ROBERT LINDSAY

Robert Lindsay (Lawrence Jameson) is an Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award-winning actor. He is best known for his brilliantly comedic performance in My Family, which ran for nine series and for which he was nominated for the 2001 BAFTA for Best Comedy Performance, and on stage his award winning performance in Me And My Girl, alongside Emma Thompson, for which he won an Olivier and Tony Award. Roberts other stage credits include The Lion In Winter at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Onassis at Derby Playhouse/Novello Theatre, Aristo at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, The Entertainer and Trelawny Of The Wells both at the Old Vic, Power at the National Theatre, Richard III at the Savoy Theatre, Oliver! at the Palladium Theatre, Cyrano De Bergerac at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Becket at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, for which he won the 1992 Variety Club Best Theatre Actor award and was nominated for the 1992 Olivier Award for Actor of The Year, and Philoctetes at the Royal Exchange Theatre, for which he won the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Actor. His other screen credits include Spy, Falcon, George And Bernard Shaw, The Trial Of Tony Blair, Jericho, Friends And Crocodiles, Goodbye My Love, Jake’s Progress, for which he was nominated for the 1995 BAFTA for Best Actor, G.B.H., for which he won the 1991 BAFTA for Best Actor and the RTS award for Best Actor, Confessional, Give Us A Break, King Lear, Cymbeline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night, Seconds Out, Citizen Smith, Get Some In!, Grace Of Monaco, Wimbledon, Divorcing Jack, Remember Me?, Fierce Creatures, Strike It Rich, Bert Rigby, You’re A Fool, Adventures Of A Taxi Driver, Three For All and That’ll Be The Day.

RUFUS HOUND

Rufus Hound (Freddy Benson) is best known as a comedian, TV and radio personality and performer. Rufus’ theatre credits include the National Theatre’s One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket/UK Tour and Neville’s Island at the Chichester Festival Theatre. He won Let’s Dance for Sport Relief 2010, and regularly appeared in Celebrity Juice (seven series), Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, You Have Been Watching, Mad Mad World and Argumental. Rufus is also well known as a TV presenter, with credits including Top Of The Pops, Glastonbury and The Brits: Backstage. His screen credits include The Wedding Video, A Touch Of Cloth 2, Big Fat Gypsy Gangster and Hounded. His radio credits include Act Your Age and My Teenage Diary, which won a Sony Award in 2013 for BBC Radio 4, as well as his own comedy show, What’s So Funny. In 2011 he released his debut stand-up DVD, Being Rude.

KATHERINE KINGSLEY

Katherine Kingsley’s (Christine Colgate) last musical theatre role was in Singinʼ In The Rain at Chichester Festival Theatre/Palace Theatre, West End, for which she was nominated for both the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical and the 2013 What’s On Stage Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. Her other theatre credits include A Midsummer Nightʼs Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre alongside Sheridan Smith and David Walliams, Relative Values at Bath Theatre Royal, The 24 Hour Musical Celebrity Gala at The Old Vic, Heart To Heart at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, Dusk Rings A Bell for the Hightide Festival, The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee at the Donmar Warehouse, which was nominated for the 2012 What’s On Stage Award for Best Ensemble, Company for Sondheims 80th Celebration at the Donmar Warehouse/Queens Theatre, Aspects Of Love at the Menier Chocolate Factory, The 39 Steps at Liverpool Playhouse and UK Tour, Piaf! at the Donmar Warehouse/Vaudeville Theatre, West End, for which she was nominated for the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Hobsonʼs Choice at Chichester Festival Theatre, High Society at the Shaftesbury Theatre, West End, Habeas Corpus at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter, The Memory Of Water at Bristol Old Vic and Suddenly At Home at the Theatre Royal Windsor. Her screen credits include The Bill, Casualty, Jane Halls Big Bad Bus Ride, Telephone Detectives, Operation Good Guys, Weekend, Days Of The Siren and 100 Second Marriage.

SAMANTHA BOND

Samantha Bond (Muriel Eubanks) was most recently on stage in Passion Play at the Duke of York’s, and other notable stage credits include What the Butler Saw and An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre, Arcadia at the Duke of York’s, Rubenstein’s Kiss at Hampstead Theatre, A Woman of No Importance at the Haymarket Theatre, Amy’s View at the National Theatre/West End/Broadway (for which she received a Tony Award nomination), The Ends of the Earth at the National Theatre and The Winter’s Tale and As You Like It for the RSC. She is best known on screen for roles including Lady Rosamund Painswick in Downton Abbey, Auntie Angela in Outnumbered, Miss Moneypenny in Bond films; Goldeneye, The World is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day, alongside Pierce Brosnan. Other screen credits include The Call Out, The Preston Passion, Larkrise to Candleford, Emma, The Ruby Ring and Mansfield Park.

JOHN MARQUEZ

John Marquez’s (Andre Thibault) stage credits include Neville’s Island at Chichester Festival Theatre, Privates On Parade at the Noel Coward Theatre, Ding Dong The Wicked at the Royal Court Theatre, The Taming of the Shrew for the RSC, House of Games, Chain Play II and The Hypochondriac at the Almeida Theatre, Dark Side of Buffoon at the Lyric Hammersmith, A Flea In Her Ear at the Old Vic, The Anniversary at the Garrick Theatre, Baby Doll, Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads, The Emperor Jones and Market Boy all at the National Theatre, Boeing-Boeing at the Liverpool Playhouse, Mother Teresa Is Dead and Local and Identical Twins at the Royal Court Theatre and Tales from Tennessee, The Good Soul of Szechuan and Annie Get Your Gun at the Young Vic and Ragtime at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park. On screen his credits include In The Club, Doc Martin, Hotel Babylon, Suburban Shootout and Man and Mouse.

Noel Coward’s Relative Values West End bound with Patricia Hodge, Rory Bremner and Caroline Quentin?

May 10, 2013 

West End transfer gossip

Trevor Nunn directs a new production of Noel Coward’s Relative Values at the Theatre Royal Bath this summer (from 12 June 2013).

Stage SpyIn a starry cast that features Katherine Kingsley, Patricia Hodge, Rory Bremner and Caroline Quentin, the rumours are that the play may be West End bound.

One of Noël Coward’s most successful comedies, Relative Values in set in the early 1950s and deals with the culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy.

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Book tickets to Relative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre

A Midsummer Nights Dream | Michael Grandage Company at the Noel Coward Theatre starring Sheridan Smith and David Walliams

July 20, 2012 

Michael Grandage directs Sheridan Smith as Titania and David Walliams as Bottom in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream, at the Noel Coward Theatre as part of the Michael Grandage Company season.

Lysander loves Hermia and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. When Hermia’s father insists she choose Demetrius as a suitor she escapes with Lysander into the surrounding forest where Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the Fairies are having their own battle of love. As the human and magical worlds collide mischief and chaos erupt as love at first sight proves a reality for some and makes an ass of others.

Sheridan Smith plays Titania and David Walliams plays Bottom in this new production of one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies.

Other cast include Susannah Fielding, Katherine Kingsley, Stefano Braschi, Sam Swainsbury, Stefan Adegbola, Richard Dempsey, Henry Everett, Gavin Fowler (Puck), Alex Large, Craig Vye, Leo Wringer and Padraic Delaney.

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A Midsummer Nights Dream | Michael Grandage Company at the Noel Coward Theatre starring Sheridan Smith and David Walliams

 

DANIEL CROSSLEY in Singin’ in the Rain

October 1, 2011 

Following its critically-acclaimed, sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Singin’ in the Rain will be making a splash at London’s Palace Theatre from February 2012. Based on one of the world’s best-loved films, this joyous show stars Adam Cooper, Daniel Crossley and Scarlett Strallen.

DANIEL CROSSLEY in Singin' in the RainDaniel Crossley’s theatre credits include Me and My Girl and A Chorus Line for Sheffield Theatres, Anything Goes and Love’s Labour’s Lost for the National Theatre, Kiss of the Spider Woman for Hull Truck Theatre, The Snow Queen for Derby Theatre, Hello, Dolly!, As You Like It, Oh! What a Lovely War and Romeo and Juliet for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Mary Poppins on tour in the UK. His television credits include Doctors, Heartbeat and Coronation Street.

Joining  Daniel Crossley as Cosmo Brown are Adam Cooper as Don Lockwood, Scarlett Strallen as Kathy Selden, and Katherine Kingsley as Lina Lamont, plus Michael Brandon as RF Simpson and Sandra Dickinson as Dora Bailey/Miss Dinsmore.

Jonathan Church’s production of Singin’ in the Rain starts previews at the Palace Theatre from 4 February 2012.

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Book tickets to Singin’ in the Rain at the Palace Theatre in London

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