25 - 28 April 2018
The Adrian Mann Theatre, Ewell
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek
Book by Jeffery Lane
Director/Choreographer: Christine Morris
Musical Director: Dennis Hooker
Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and irreverent farce.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 Tony Awards.
Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep you laughing, humming and guessing to the end!
Lawrence Jameson: Richard Brown
Christine Colgate: Jenevieve Longhurst
Freddy Benson: Doug Fanning
Andre Thibault: Jamie McCandlish
Muriel Eubanks: Nichola Dalziel
Jolene: Eleni Pikrodafnis
Dancers: Victoria Ashman, Nicola Grant, Sarah Kennedy, Samantha Leitch, Lorraine Nuthall, Sara Ramirez
Ensemble: Scott Ashman, Matt Brading, Maureen Davey, Becky Doull, Liz Doull, Lisa Dower, Brenda Manuel-Warner, Jo McCandlish, Maureen Phillips, Karen Phillipson, Sophie Piedallu, James Stearn, Will Wilson
Photographs courtesy of Edward Thomson