Hit London musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has had a cast re-jiggle and added a new cast member in the place of Rufus Hound as Freddy Benson the notorious conman. Alex Gaumond has been in other West End theatre productions such as Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You and Matilda and is now joining the critically acclaimed show, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
He joins the already star studded cast with Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning actor Robert Lindsay who plays Lawrence Jameson, the French Riviera’s head scoundrel, incognito of course. You may recognise Lindsay from TV shows as My Family, but he is a real natural stage performer and absolutely knows how to work the audience. Katherine Kingsley plays Christine Colgate, Gary Wilmot is the easily corruptible Chief of Police, playing an excellent crocked side kick to Lindsey. It was a pleasure to see the fantastic Bonnie Langford play the not-as-silly-as-you-think Muriel Eubanks from Surrey, a woman on the lookout for love over the summer. The comedy was named Best New Musical of 2014, it’s really fun and now I’ve seen it I can see why.
The show has been running since February 2014 in the charming Savoy Theatre and it looks set to run for a while longer The audience were full of laughs and cheers and everyone left in a buzz, thoroughly entertained! The story is based on the 1988 film version with Steve Martin and Michael Caine, following the lives of two very different conmen living on the French Rivera using their charm and antics to to get rich women to fall for them and fund their luxury lifestyle. They decide to work together but really are in constant competition with each other, until they might have met their match….now you book your tickets to see the rest!
For tickets and further information visit SavoyTheatre.org.