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It has been announced that Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot will take over from Samantha Bond and John Marquez in the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre from 16 September 2014.
They will play the roles of Muriel Eubanks and Andre Thibault, joining Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley who will continue in the roles of Lawrence Jameson, Freddy Benson and Christine Colgate.
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.
Bonnie Langford came to prominence as a child star in the early 1970s and has appeared on stage in various musicals such as 'Peter Pan: The Musical', 'Cats', 'The Pirates of Penzance' and 'Chicago'. More recently she was featured on ITV's 'Dancing on Ice', where she finished in third place. Since then she has starred in the UK tour of '9 to 5 the musical' as well as 'Spamalot' in the West End.
Gary Wilmot will join the show fresh from playing Vernon Hines in 'The Pajama Game' at the Shaftesbury Theatre. He is known as a TV presenter and comedian, and has appeared in numerous West End musicals including 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', 'Oliver!', 'Copacabana' and 'Me and My Girl'.