Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
One of the funniest movies of all time is now a smash hit musical already seen by over half a million people. Direct from London’s West End, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.
We were there for press night..
A good story told with gusto by an ensemble cast. Transported to the French Riviera, the audience experienced the mega rich casino playground with luckiness extending into entertaining bedroom scenes appropriately classy of any luxury hotel. Strictly dancing sequined dresses began the show accompanied by befitting musical score, having the 5000 spectators tapping feet to the charm and dancing skills of energetic chorus boys. Early entry of the lyrics “music is the food of love” set the story that carried us through to everybody’s favourite Mark Benton. His unique perfectly in-step dance style was especially funny, with his comic routines making a loveably inspector come gigolo.
The Musical Tour is full of well-timed punchy phrases that brought tears to eyes, with lead Michael Praed (playing Lawrence Jameson) enthralling a value for money commanding performance, giving quality direction to his learned protégé Freddy Benson (starred by Popstars Noel Sullivan) who ably attracted cat whistles from whipped up spirited stalls.
Manchester Opera House was traditionally welcoming with friendly staff, making theatre goers feel part of its happy theatre family. In one word this Musical is Entertaining. This entertainment jewel must not be missed by live theatre lovers from Oklahoma to Wythenshawe.
Review by the Theatre Ghost.