January 23, 2014
Photos of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels rehearsals and launch event.
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
November 20, 2013
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November 1, 2013
Cast highlights for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre
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.
Alex Gaumond’s (Freddie Benson) most recent stage credits include playing Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda for the RSC at the Cambridge Theatre, Alberto Beddini in Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre, Galileo in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre & original UK tour (for which he received a WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Takeover in a Role) and Emmett Forrest opposite Sheridan Smith’s Elle in Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre (for which he received nominations for both an Olivier and WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Musical). He has also played in Desperately Seeking Susan at the Novello Theatre, Guys and Dolls for the UK Tour of the Donmar Warehouse’s production, Sunday In The Park With George at the Wyndham’s Theatre, Scrooge at the London Palladium, The Full Monty at the Prince Of Wales Theatre and UK tour, Unity 1918 at the Old Vic, Gone at the New Ambassadors Theatre and Miss Saigon on UK tour.
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.
Bonnie Langford’s (Muriel Eubanks) extensive West End roles began at the age of seven with Gone with the Wind at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The following year she played ‘Baby June’ in Gypsy opposite Angela Lansbury at the Piccadilly Theatre which also went on a national tour, before a run on Broadway (for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award). She has starred in many smash hit musicals including Cats at the New London Theatre (original London cast); ‘Roxie Hart’ in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre/Cambridge Theatre and on Broadway/North American national tour,The Pirates Of Penzance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and London Palladium; Peter Pan – The Musical (playing the title role) at the Aldwych Theatre; Me And My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre; and her much acclaimed portrayal of ‘Charity’ in Sweet Charity at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Further stage credits include playing The Lady Of The Lake in Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre, Roz Keith in 9 to 5, The Musical on UK tour and on Broadway she starred in her own critically acclaimed cabaret show as part of the Brits Off Broadway season at 59E59 Theatres. She has toured the UK in Oklahoma!; Charlie Girl; 42nd Street and as ‘Miss Adelaide’ in Guys and Dolls (Donmar Warehouse Theatre Production) and Fosse.
Bonnie appeared in the hit musical film Bugsy Malone and many TV series including Just William, The Lena and Bonnie Show, the award-winning Hot Shoe Show, Hotel Babylon, Marple, The Catherine Tate Show, The Spa and as the 22nd assistant to BBC TV’s Doctor Who. She has been the subject of ITV’s This Is Your Life. In 2006, she learned to ice skate in front of millions on the hit show Dancing on Ice, skating her way to the final. Bonnie returned to the ice for the special Champion of Champions, before taking part in Dancing on Ice – The Live Tour, in both 2007 and 2008. Earlier this year she returned for the final series of Dancing On Ice.
Gary Wilmot’s (Andre Thibault) musical theatre stardom began following in Robert Lindsay’s shoes, playing the role of Bill Snibson to critical acclaim in the hit musical production of Me and My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre. His other extensive theatre credits include
The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre, From Hackney to Hollywood on a UK Tour, Radio Times at the Watermill Theatre/UK Tour, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime on UK Tour, The Invisible Man at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Chicago on UK Tour, Half a Sixpence on UK Tour, HMS Pinafore, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, Travels with my Aunt on UK Tour, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, One for the Road at Bristol Old Vic, Goodbye Girl at the Albery Theatre, Carmen Jones at the Old Vic, Copacobana (World Premiere) at the Prince of Wales Theatre and Me And My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre. On television Gary was well known for presenting hit shows including the BBC’s Showstoppers, originally a one off series, which proved so popular it extended to a further six series and even went on a sell out national tour. He was also a brilliant children’s TV presenter for shows including Copycats, So You Want to be Top, Punchlines, Cue Gary and Saturday Gang.
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February 11, 2013
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October 10, 2012
Production photos of Rufus Norris’s revival of CABARET at the Savoy Theatre.
A glittering new revival of Cabaret opened last night in the West End as Rupert Norris revived his acclaimed production of Kander & Ebb’s modern musical classic.
The show features sexy performances by pop idol Will Young and former EastEnders actress Michelle Ryan and is running at the Savoy Theatre in London until 19 January 2013.
The legendary show first premiered on Broadway in 1966 and along with the famous movie version starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, Cabaret has won 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys awards!
Photos by Roy Tan.
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October 10, 2012
A round-up of reviews of Cabaret at the Savoy Theatre starring Will Young and Michelle Ryan.
Kander & Ebb’s musical masterpiece CABARET opened in the West End last night, in a starry revival of Rufus Norris’s stylised 2006 production featuring pop star Will Young and EastEnders and Bionic Woman actress Michelle Ryan.
Set during the last days of Germany’s Weimar Republic, Will Young stars as the Emcee of Berlin cabaret den The Kit Kat Club. He is joined by Michelle Ryan as cabaret singer Sally Bowles, a role made famous by Liza Minnelli in the Oscar-winning movie, plus Sian Phillips as Fraulein Schneider and Matt Rawle as Cliff.
Once again choreography is by Javier De Frutos and design by Katrina Lindsay.
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June 10, 2012
Will Young and Michelle Ryan star in CABARET – at the Savoy Theatre from 3 October. Rufus Norris’s acclaimed production of Kander & Ebb’s classic musical Cabaret enjoys a revival at the Savoy Theatre starring pop star Will Young as the Emcee and Michelle Ryan (EastEnders, The Bionic Woman) as Sally Bowles. Divine decadence.
June 6, 2012
Rufus Norris’s acclaimed production of Kander & Ebb’s classic musical Cabaret enjoys a revival at the Savoy Theatre starring pop star Will Young as the Emcee and Michelle Ryan (EastEnders, The Bionic Woman) as Sally Bowles. Divine decadence.
Bill Kenwright bring this multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical Cabaret back into the West End, now playing at the Savoy Theatre.
Winner of multiple awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys, Cabaret is one of the all-time greats of musical theatre. Set in 1930’s Berlin in the last days of Weimar Germany, the show is a dark and sexually charged mix of decadence and impending doom, as nightclub singer Sally Bowles performs at the infamous Kit Kat Klub against a backdrop of rising Nazism and her own complicated love life.
Celebrated singer/songwriter Will Young and EastEnders and The Bionic Woman actress Michelle Ryan make their musical theatre debuts in this acclaimed re-imagining of Rufus Norris’ double Olivier-award winning production of Cabaret, choreographed by Javier De Frutos.
Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including ‘Money Makes The World Go Round’, ‘Two Ladies’ ‘Maybe This Time’ and of course ‘Cabaret’.
“Wonderful” The Express
“[Will Young] is a potent mixture of malignity and glee” Telegraph
“Hugely entertaining” Daily Express
“Worth seeing for its bold imaginative sweep” Independent