Dirty Rotten great cast lining up

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Dirty Rotten great cast lining up#1
Posted: 10/24/13 at 5:29pm
Katherine Kingsley is expected to join Robert Lindsay in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Rufus Hound is being lined up to play Freddie.

The show is expected to be fully announced and go on sale in the coming weeks
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Dirty Rotten great cast lining up#2
Posted: 10/24/13 at 5:53pm
Rufus Hound- comedy vacuum in One Man Two Guvnors.
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Dirty Rotten great cast lining up#2
Posted: 10/25/13 at 12:54am
Haha yes Katherine kingsley was my suggestion, perfect casting
So glad this wont be amanda holdens return to the west end (which she says is happening next year)
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Posted: 10/25/13 at 5:25am
Can't wait for this. Casting sounds brilliant.
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Posted: 10/25/13 at 8:41am
This does sound exciting, can't wait.
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Posted: 10/25/13 at 2:26pm
Not about Rufus Hound but Robert Lindsay and Katherine Kingsley are great so will likely see it, it is still going to the Savoy?
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Posted: 10/25/13 at 2:26pm
Not about Rufus Hound but Robert Lindsay and Katherine Kingsley are great so will likely see it, it is still going to the Savoy?
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Posted: 10/25/13 at 2:26pm
Not about Rufus Hound but Robert Lindsay and Katherine Kingsley are great so will likely see it, it is still going to the Savoy?
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Posted: 10/31/13 at 7:37pm
Award-winning actor Robert Lindsay is returning to the musical stage for the first time in 16 years, alongside funny man Rufus Hound and lithe leading lady Katherine Kingsley, in a part that should make her a star.
The trio will appear in the stage adaptation of the movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, about sophisticated con artists living it up on the French Riviera. The 1988 picture starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane, had a chequered history on Broadway because, initially, it was miscast. However, when Jonathan Pryce teamed up with Norbert Lutz, it took off and became a hit because the chemistry was right.
‘That was important to get right here,’ said Jerry Mitchell, who choreographed the New York show but will direct the production that will run at the Savoy Theatre from March 10 after ‘outta town’ runs at Manchester Opera House (from February 12) and Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre (from February 26).
‘I saw Robert in Me And My Girl in London and he’s very much at home on the musical stage,’ said Mitchell, who directed the Tony-award winning smash Kinky Boots on Broadway and Legally Blonde in New York and London.
‘I’ve always thought that if Dirty Rotten Scoundrels came to London, Robert would be on my list, because he can act, sing and dance.
He’s a hoofer at heart,’ he said, as we sat in the Savoy Hotel discussing the show that will inaugurate Jerry Mitchell Productions, which is presenting the musical in partnership with producer Howard Panter and the Ambassador Theatre Group.
Lindsay will play debonair Lawrence Jameson, with Hound as his less polished sidekick, Freddy Benson.
Panter told me that Lindsay’s young sons had helped pick Hound. ‘Robert asked his children about Rufus and they knew him from One Man, Two Guvnors and Celebrity Juice. They just shouted: “Pick him — he’s funny!”’
Lindsay and Hound’s co-star, Katherine Kingsley, is currently playing Helena in Michael Grandage’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre, but she has appeared in many musicals including Piaf, Aspects Of Love and Singin’ In The Rain, and more than deserves her name in lights in a big West End show. Appropriately, her first number in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is Here I Am.
Mitchell, along with Yazbek and Lane, have spent sessions tightening, re-writing and re-conceiving the show. For instance, the first 15 minutes have been re-choreographed.
‘It’s completely different from what we did on Broadway,’ Mitchell explained, adding that Olivier award-winning designer Peter McKintosh has redesigned it from top to bottom.


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Posted: 11/1/13 at 10:20pm
However, when Jonathan Pryce teamed up with Norbert Lutz, it took off and became a hit because the chemistry was right.

Norbert Lutz? Who he? I know a Norbert Leo Butz who was with John Lithgow in a show by this neam. But when he teamed w a Jonathan Pryce well, let's be kind and say the show closed for other reasons.
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Dirty Rotten great cast lining up#10
Posted: 11/2/13 at 4:39am
Jonathan Pryce wasn't in the show when it closed- Keith Carradine was playing the lead.

I saw John Lithgow in the show and it was a comedy masterclass. His slow burn is one of the best in the business and he held the audience in the palm of his hand.

Looks like Baz is still not inclined to research his column properly.

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