Alex Gaumond joins Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Savoy

It has been announced that Alex Gaumond will take over the role of Freddy Benson in the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre from 11 November 2014.

Gaumond will join the current cast that also includes Robert Lindsay and Katherine Kingsley who will continue in the roles of Lawrence Jameson and Christine Colgate. Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot recently joined the production in the roles of Muriel Eubanks and Andre Thibault.

The role of Freddy Benson was originally played by Rufus Hound who has since left the production, leaving understudy Gavin Alex playing the role until 8 November 2014.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is adapted from the 1988 film of the same name and features music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane. The London production opened on 1 April 2014 following previews from 10 March 2014, and is currently booking to 7 March 2015.

The musical is directed by Jerry Mitchell, produced by Ambassador Theatre Group, Jerry Mitchell Productions and Tulchin/Bartner Productions, with set and costume design by Peter McKintosh.

Set on the French Riviera where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson comes crashing down with the arrival of larger-than-life Freddy Benson – a completely different type of conman. 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 Christine Colgate, a millionaire soap heiress.

Alex Gaumond's most recent stage credits include Miss Trunchbull in 'Matilda' for the RSC at the Cambridge Theatre; Alberto Beddini in 'Top Hat' at the Aldwych Theatre; Galileo in 'We Will Rock You' at the Dominion Theatre & original UK tour and Emmett Forrest in 'Legally Blonde' at the Savoy Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

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