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