Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
New Cast Members Joining the Hit Musical as Replacements for Samantha Bond and John Marquez from mid-September
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opened at the Savoy Theatre back in the spring and received a lot of fanfare thanks to the starring roles of Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley. However, the cast also includes Samantha Bond and John Marquez and a new announcement indicates that they will be stepping down in mid-September.
So steps in Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot. The two performers take on the roles of Muriel Eubanks and Andre Thibault respectively from Tuesday 16th September 2014.
The musical version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels follows the story of the original 1980s movie, which starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin in the role inhabited by Lindsay and Hound at the Savoy Theatre. Their characters, Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson, are con artists who run into one another in the French Riviera and it is not long before they realise that they are very different and begin to double cross one another. However, if they wish to gain the affections of the soap heiress Christine Colgate (Kingsley) they will have to combine their skills.
Along the way, audiences hear musical numbers like Love Is My Legs, What Was A Woman To Do and Dirty Rotten Numbers, among others.
Those picking up theatre tickets will undoubtedly be eager to see Bonnie Langford on the stage. The well known actress has appeared in a range of roles during her career, including Mel in Doctor Who (during its original run), though she has mainly made her name on the stage. She recently appeared in Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre (and on UK tours), whilst also starring in the likes of Chicago in the United States (and the Cambridge Theatre in London) and 9 to 5 on a UK tour.
Meanwhile, Gary Wilmot has also amassed a lot of theatre credits, with roles like Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre, plus Twelfth Night and H.M.S Pinafore at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Screen roles include Hetty Wainthropp Investigates and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He was also the host of the 1996 Laurence Olivier Awards.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels continues at the Savoy Theatre and, with the new cast members taking on their roles from 16th September, is currently booking to Saturday 7th March 2015.