Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre
Katherine Kingsley Also Appearing in the Upcoming Production of the Hit 1988 Movie
Robert Lindsay is set to return to the West End alongside well known One Man, Two Guvnors actor Rufus Hound in March 2014 as they bring the well known 1980s movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to the Savoy Theatre, current home of Beatles musical Let It Be.
With Lindsay and Hound as Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson, respectively, the other cast member announced for the production is Katherine Kingsley as Christine Colgate. These parts were filled by Michael Caine, Steve Martin and Glenne Headley on the big screen.
The plot centres on Lawrence Jameson, a British conman who meets Freddy Benson, a conman of a different sort, in the French Riviera. After a series of double crosses against one another they together take on the biggest con of their careers, which could land them the affections of Christine Colgate, a soap heiress who is not as wealthy as she first appears.
The movie was often considered similar to the David Niven and Marlon Brando film Bedtime Story from the 1960s, demonstrating the story’s lasting power of the decades. This musical version emerged on Broadway following the 1980s movie in 2005.
Those with theatre tickets will surely be enticed by Robert Lindsay, who is well known both on and off stage as a theatrical actor and television star. He was seen in the West End in the likes of The Lion In Winter at the Haymarket Theatre, Onassis at the Novello Theatre, Oliver at the London Palladium and The Entertainer at the Old Vic Theatre. He is also an award-winner with a Laurence Olivier Award for Me And My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre in the 1980s and a BAFTA Award for My Family. He also plays Tony Blair in the television dramas The Trial Of Tony Blair and A Very Social Secretary.
The well known musical version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, directed by Jerry Mitchell and featuring music and lyrics by David Yazbeck, will run at the Savoy Theatre from Wednesday 2nd April 2014 (previews from Monday 10th March 2014) to Saturday 29th November 2014.