Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Performance Dates: 18th April - 28th April 2018
Director - Kevin Wing
Musical Director - Claire Tyler
The show is based on the popular 1988 film of the same title. It’s UK West End premier took place in March 2014 at the Savoy Theatre starring Robert Lindsey. The plot centres on two con men living on the French Riviera. The first is the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson who makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. The other, a small-time crook named Freddy Benson, who, more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with his fabricated stories.
After meeting on a train, they unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small French town is not big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement; the first one to extract $50,000 from a young American female target, Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues, that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the very end!
LAWRENCE JAMESON – Male; British con artist. Sophisticated, suave and elegant
FREDDY BENSON – Male; Young American con artist. Romances Christine
CHRISTINE COLGATE – Female: American heiress. Naive, clueless – also cunning and mischievous!
ANDRE THIBAULT – Male: Lawrence’s French assistant. Serious with a light-hearted, quirky nature.
MURIEL EUBANKS – Female: A wealthy, attractive American socialite
JOLENE OAKES – Female: American heiress from Oklahoma. Eager, optimistic and energetic
(All of the above are singing roles and will require at least basic movement)
Various other roles include tourists/ citizens. Maids/ butlers and also featured solo singing/ dancing roles.
Auditions will be held on Sunday 24th September 2017 from 7.30 - both
dates at the theatre.
Sunday 24th September 2017 from 7:30 in the Main Theatre
Performance Dates: 27th January – 3rd February 2018
Directed by Darren Scott
In 1972, a break-in was foiled at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. Within days a connection had been made with the White House and President Nixon’s closest aides. It unleased one of the greatest scandals in modern American politics and ended with Nixon’s humiliating resignation.
David Frost’s interviews with Richard Nixon drew the largest audience ever for a news interview. Could this British talk-show host, with no known political convictions and a playboy reputation, be the one to elicit an apology from the man who committed one of the biggest felonies in American political history?
It was premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in 2006, and was made into a film in 2008.
The characters are as follows. I am looking, where possible, to find actors who can look like their real-life counterparts and are of a similar age. Convincing American accents are also a must.
DAVID FROST – British talk-show host, International jet-setter. Restless and Energetic; Early 30s.
RICHARD NIXON - 37th President of the United States from 1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office in light of the Watergate scandal, the only U.S. president to do so; Early 60s.
JIM RESTON – American Author and Journalist, who was part of Frost’s team. The character acts as the Narrator in this story; Early 30s
JACK BRENNAN - US Marine Corps officer and Nixon's post-resignation chief of staff. Fiercely loyal to the President; Early 40s
BOB ZELNICK – American Journalist and another of Frost’s research team; Early 40s
JOHN BIRT – Would become Director-General of the BBC, but at the time of the scandal was a young TV producer for LWT, and was persuaded by Frost to produce the interviews; Early 30s
CAROLINE CUSHING – British Socialite and Frost’s girlfriend at the time of these events; Early 30s.
There are several other characters who will be played by a small company of actors, including
MANOLO SANCHEZ (The President’s personal valet) and SWIFTY LAZAR (the famous agent to the stars).
July 2nd and July 9th Both at 2:30pm, In the Theatre Rehearsal Studio (just down the road from the main theatre)
Scripts available at the Theatre or from the Director, who can be contacted via email email@example.com for more details.