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© 2018 by The Lyric Players. All rights reserved.

 

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!

Cast List

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