It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Joining previously announced Robert Lindsay (Lawrence Jameson), Rufus Hound (Freddy Benson) and Katherine Kingsley (Christine Colgate) are Samantha Bond (Muriel Eubanks), John Marquez (Andre Thibault), Lizzy Connolly (Jolene), Gavin Alex, Darren Bennett, Niamh Bracken, Lisa Bridge, Darren Carnall, Andy Conaghan, Phoebe Coupe, Claire Doyle, Alice Fearn, Selina Hamilton, Ian Knauer, Lisa Mathieson, Zak Nemorin, Genevieve Nicole, Javier Santos, Todd Talbot, Dominic Tribuzio, Jon Tsouras, Zara Warren.
Samantha Bond's stage credits include Passion Play at the Duke of York’s, What the Butler Saw and An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre, Arcadia at the Duke of York’s, Rubenstein’s Kiss at Hampstead Theatre, and A Woman of No Importance at the Haymarket Theatre. She is best known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films; Goldeneye, The World is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day.
John Marquez has appeared in numerous television roles and his stage credits include Privates On Parade at the Noel Coward Theatre, Ding Dong The Wicked at the Royal Court Theatre, The Taming of the Shrew for the RSC, House of Games, Chain Play II and The Hypochondriac at the Almeida Theatre, A Flea In Her Ear at the Old Vic and The Anniversary at the Garrick Theatre.
The musical, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane, is directed by Jerry Mitchell, with set and costume design by Peter McKintosh. Produced by Ambassador Theatre Group, Jerry Mitchell Productions and Tulchin/Bartner Productions. Set and costume design by Peter McKintosh.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is 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.