Alex Gaumond in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre
Well Known Musical Theatre Star Joining the Cast of the Stage Adaptation in the West End from November
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels finds itself back in the spotlight today as a new casting announcement emerges. The last time the Savoy Theatre musical was in the news was last month when it was revealed that Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot would be taking to the stage from mid-September and now Alex Gaumond can be added to the list of performers taking on a part.
Gaumond is set to take on the role of Freddy Benson, replacing Rufus Hound, from mid-November, allowing him not only to follow in the footsteps of the well known British comedian, but also Steve Martin, who played the character in the 80s movie.
In Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, those with theatre tickets meet Lawrence Jameson (Robert Lindsay) and Freddy Benson (Hound/Gaumond), two conmen that run into one another during their time in the French Riviera. Their conflicting natures mean that they immediately begin to double cross one another but soon they realise that they are going to have to combine their efforts if they wish to win the affections of soap heiress Christine Colgate (Katherine Kingsley).
Alex Gaumond is a regular on the London stage, having taken on a number of high profile musical theatre roles over the years. Most recently these have included Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre, We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre. However, in the last decade he has also starred in shows like Desperately Seeking Susan at the Novello Theatre and Sunday In The Park With George at the Wyndham’s Theatre, whilst also finding time to appear on other stages worldwide, from Singapore to Manchester.
He will join the cast on 11th November alongside Lindsay, Kingsley, Langford and Wilmot, giving new publicity to an already-popular show in the West End. It is one of many to appear in the capital that is based on a well known film, with others that include The Lion King and Made in Dagenham.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels continues at the Savoy Theatre and is currently booking for performances up to Saturday 7th March 2015.