Award-winning musical is coming to Wimbledon
Prepare to be transported to the luxurious lap of the French Riviera when Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starring Michael Praed as Lawrence, Noel Sullivan as Freddy, Carley Stenson as Christine and Gary Wilmot as Andre, comes to New Wimbledon Theatre.
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.
Direct from the West End, the critically acclaimed Best New Musical of 2014 ran for a year to rave reviews, packed houses and was also nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Choreography. It's based on the 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin.
Michael Praed (Lawrence) is best known for his TV roles including Robin Hood in Robin of Sherwood, Prince Michael in Dynasty and Phileas Fogg in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne. On stage his credits include Captain Von Trapp in the national tour of The Sound of Music; Tony in Copacabana; Alex in Aspects of Love and Sir Robert Chiltern in the national tour of An Ideal Husband.
Noel Sullivan (Freddy) is best known as a member of the British pop group Hear'Say. His theatre credits include Drew in the national tour of Rock of Ages; ‘Tick’ in the Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Galileo in We Will Rock You. His TV appearances include a guest appearance in the hugely successful Gavin and Stacey.
Carley Stenson (Christine) is best known to TV audiences for her long running role as Steph in Hollyoaks. Her recent theatre credits include: Lady of the Lake in Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre; Princess Fiona in Shrek at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and Elle Woods in Legally Blonde the Musical at the Savoy Theatre.
Gary Wilmot (Andre) originally played the role in the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and is currently appearing as Ali Hakim in the UK tour of Oklahoma!. His previous theatre credits include: Vernon Hines in The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre; Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Palladium; Fagin in Oliver on UK tour and Tony in Copacabana at the Prince of Wales Theatre. His TV credits include: Don Black – Diamonds are Forever, Cue Gary, Showstoppers, The Saturday Gang, Copycats and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
The rest of the company includes Emma Caffrey; Andy Conaghan; Phoebe Coupe; Geraldine Fitzgerald; Soophia Foroughi; 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.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is directed and choreographed by the Tony Award winning Jerry Mitchell in his debut production for Jerry Mitchell Productions. Recently nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Choreography for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Jerry’s many other award winning credits include the direction and choreography for Kinky Boots, currently Broadway’s biggest Tony Award winning hit and due to open in London’s West End this Summer, Legally Blonde and Hairspray.
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).
Jerry Mitchell Productions is a partnership between the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Jerry Mitchell Productions will work to develop, create and produce new productions, focussing on a wide range of projects from new commissions to fresh, innovative versions of classic pieces for ATG Theatres in London, New York and around the world.
October 13, 2015