Last Updated on 3rd March 2020
The Ambassador Theatre Group and Jerry Mitchell productions have announced that a national tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will open at the New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham on 5 May 2015.
Based on the hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opened at the Savoy Theatre in March 2014 to rave reviews.
The tour will star Michael Praed (Robin Of Sherwood, Dynasty, Aspects Of Love) as Lawrence, Noel Sullivan (Hear’Say, Priscilla, We Will Rock You) as Freddy, Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks, Spamalot, Shrek) as Christine and Mark Benton ( Waterloo Road, Kavanagh QC, Hairspray) as Andre. The rest of the company includes:- Emma Caffrey; Andy Conaghan; Phoebe Coupe; Soophia Faroughi; Jonny Godbold; Orla Gormley; Patrick Harper; Justin Lee-Jones; Jordan Livesey; Lisa Mathieson; Andy Rees; Freya Rowley; Regan Shepherd; Kevin Stephen-Jones; Katie Warsop and Jenny Wickham.
Prepare to be transported to the luxurious lap of the French Riviera where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson is set to come crashing down with the arrival of larger-than-life Freddy Benson – a conman of an entirely different order.
Soon realising the town ain’t big enough for the both of them, the two find themselves going head to head in the con of their lives, pulling out all of the stops in a bid for the affections of millionaire soap heiress Christine Colgate. Little do they know what they’ve let themselves in for.
Tony Award winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell said “I am thrilled that Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, our very first show from Jerry Mitchell Productions, will be taking to the road in the UK. I have no doubt that every city we visit will take this hilarious show to their hearts and will laugh and enjoy this musical as much as a quarter of a million people who have already seen it so far have done”.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek (Late Night with David Letterman, The Full Monty) and book by the Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning Jeffrey Lane (Mad About You).