West End musical coming to Birmingham

Dates announced for award-winning production.

The Ambassador Theatre Group and Jerry Mitchell Productions have announced a national tour of the critically acclaimed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opening at the New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham on 5th May 2015 where it plays until 16th May 2015. Casting for the tour will be announced soon, while the West End production ocontinues to play at the Savoy Theatre.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opened in the West End in March this year to rave reviews and packed houses. The musical is based on the legendary 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin. Tony Award winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell said “I am thrilled that Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, our very first show from Jerry Mitchell Productions, will be taking to the road in the UK. I have no doubt that every city we visit will take this hilarious show to their hearts and will laugh and enjoy this musical as much as a quarter of a million people who have already seen it so far have done”.

Audiences are transported to the luxurious lap of the French Riviera where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson is set to come crashing down with the arrival of larger-than-life Freddy Benson – a conman of an entirely different order. Soon realising the town ain’t big enough for the both of them, 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 of millionaire soap heiress Christine Colgate. Little do they know what they’ve let themselves in for.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winning Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots – currently Broadway’s biggest Tony Award winning hit, Legally Blonde, Hairspray) in his debut production for Jerry Mitchell Productions. It features music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek (Late Night with David Letterman, The Full Monty) and book by the Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning Jeffrey Lane (Mad About You).

Ticket information is available from www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham Tel: 0844 871 3011