Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Savoy Theatre tickets
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Savoy Theatre tickets

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Overview

Based on the 1988 film of the same name, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a musical by power duo, David Yazbeck and Jeffrey Lane.

After winning a Tony Award in 2005, the show transfers to London’s Savoy Theatre in early 2014, starring Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley, Samantha Bond, John Marquez and Robert Lindsay.

Set along the glamorous French Riviera, two conmen, Lawrence and Freddy, are competing with one another to scam women out of sizable chunks of money. The pair soon meet their match when con artist, “The Jackal,” is in town. After meeting the beautiful and totally ditzy “American Soap Queen,” Christine Colgate, the pair make a bet that the first to swindle her out of $50,000 will be the ultimate trickster, with the loser having to leave town. The game is on as the two try to trick their way to Christine’s heart. Will one of them succeed or will they end up destroying their own dastardly plans?

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels features spectacular choreography by Jerry Mitchell as well as fantastic musical number such as ‘Great Big Stuff’, ‘Oklahoma?’, ‘Like Ziz/Like Zat’ and ‘Dirty Rotten Number’.

Critical response for the shows original run was warm, with the production receiving two Laurence Olivier Award Nominations. Following the closure of the show at the Savoy Theatre in March 2015, the show embarked on a vast UK tour. Notable cast replacements included Alex Gaumond for the role of Freddy Benson, Bonnie Langford for the role of Muriel Eubanks and Gary Wilmot for the role of Andre.

Recommended for

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a hugely entertaining romp of a musical. Whilst there are some scenes that feature mild adult content, the show is suitable enough for children over the age of 12.

Fans of Top Hat and Guys and Dolls will love this show.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 12 +

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes including an interval
Opened: 10 Mar 2014
Press night: 01 Apr 2014
Booking from: 12 Feb 2015
Booking until: 07 Mar 2015

Location and map

Savoy Theatre
Savoy Court, The Strand
London, WC2R 0ET

20 Reviews Add review

'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' was hilarious from beginning to end and the story based on glamorous con men was ideally set in the glam... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

The show is made for the older generation, the jokes are obvious as is the storyline, its an attractive production with eye catchi... More

kellymarshall 6'0, 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

TM89 6' 3", 146 reviews, 3 helpful votes

YM 168, 135 reviews, 4 helpful votes

YM 168, 135 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Very funny show, though potentially would have worked better as a play as some of the music seemed a bit unnecessary.

EmilyKirsten 5’3, 164 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A bit of lighthearted fun, thoroughly enjoyable and one of my favourite things ever to have seen in a theatre.

djpainter 5"10, 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Such a joyful show and the songs were great. The cast were brilliant! The energy from the cast does not stop. It was a wonderful c... More

HanE 5"7, 61 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Rufus Hound made it for me, but missed Robert Lindsay, would love to see it again.

davidstratford 6"00, 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes