Former Miss Moneypenny Samantha Bond is to join Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound for the stage adaption Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The play will open at the Manchester Opera House from February 12th–22nd February 2014, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre from February 26th– March 1st before arriving at the Savoy Theatre on March 10th.
Based on Frank Oz’s 1988 film, the play will transport audiences to the luxurious lap of the French Riviera where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson (Lindsay) is set to come crashing down with the arrival of larger-than-life Freddy Benson (Hound) – 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 (Katherine Kingsley).
Little do they know what they’ve let themselves in for….
Bond plays Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love in Beaumont-sur-Mer on the French Riviera.
She’s joined by John Marquez (Privates On Parade, The Taming of the Shrew, Doc Martin) plays Andre Thibault, Beaumont-sur-Mer’s Chief of Police.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winning Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) with music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek (The Full Monty).