Scoundrels in Aylesbury
PUBLISHED: 10:01 13 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 13 December 2013
Musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Robert Lindsay is coming to Aylesbury before opening in London’s West End
Audiences at The Waterside Theatre will be able to enjoy the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson of the French Riviera, and how it 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.
Joining Robert Lindsay on stage are comedian Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley. The show is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winning Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots – currently Broadway’s biggest Tony Award winning hit, Legally Blonde) in his debut production for Jerry Mitchell Productions, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and book by the Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning Jeffery Lane (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Mad About You.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels runs at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre from 26 February – 1 March before arriving at the Savoy Theatre on 10 March 2014.
Robert Lindsay said “I went to see Kinky Boots on Broadway last week and was so blown away by the euphoria in the theatre that I was even more thrilled to be working with Jerry Mitchell. I have been waiting for the right musical to cross my path and feel like I have finally found it with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. When I met the writers, they were so excited to be re-working the show for a UK audience, especially as there is a real sense of classic English humour in this production, so fitting for the Savoy Theatre!”
Rufus Hound said “I am absolutely thrilled to be part of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Having spent much of the last year playing Francis Henshall in the National Theatre’s One Man, Two Guvnors, I know what a theatre full of people having the time of their lives sounds like and now I’ll get to hear it all over again. Yazbek’s score is both laugh-out-loud funny and heart-dancingly tuneful, whilst Jeffrey Lane’s book is faithful enough for fans of the movie, but anchored in good, old-fashioned comedy with smart and brilliant gags. I can’t wait to get started!”
Performances: 26 Feb – 01 Mar – 2014 Wed – Sat 7.30pm Thu & Sat Matinee 2.30pm.
Tickets: £20.50 - £46.00 (premium seats available) booking fees may apply.
Box Office: 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee).
Groups Hotline: 0844 871 7614.
Access Booking: 0844 871 7677 (bkg fee).
Online Booking: www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee).