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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Samantha Bond and John Marquez join cast

Samantha Bond in The World Is Not Enough

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the UK premiere production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which opens at the Savoy Theatre on April 1, 2014 (previews from March 10) following runs in Manchester and Aylesbury.

Joining the previously announced Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley will be Samantha Bond as Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love in Beaumont-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, and John Marquez as Andre Thibault, Beaumont-sur-Mer’s Chief of Police.

Completing the cast will be Lizzy Connolly (Wag! The Musical, Charing Cross Theatre) as Jolene, Gavin Alex, Darren Bennett, Niamh Bracken, Lisa Bridge, Darren Carnall, Andy Conaghan, Lizzy Connolly, Phoebe Coupe, Claire Doyle, Alice Fearn, Selina Hamilton, Ian Knauer, Lisa Mathieson, Zak Nemorin, Genevieve Nicole, Javier Santos, Todd Talbot, Dominic Tribuzio, Jon Tsouras and Zara Warren.

Samantha Bond, most recently on stage in Passion Play at the Duke of York’s Theatre, has also appeared in What the Butler Saw and An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville Theatre), Arcadia (Duke of York’s Theatre), Rubenstein’s Kiss (Hampstead Theatre), A Woman of No Importance (Haymarket Theatre), Amy’s View (National Theatre/West End/Broadway) for which she received a Tony Award nomination, The Ends of the Earth (National Theatre) and The Winter’s Tale and As You Like It (RSC).

Bond is best known on screen for roles including Lady Rosamund Painswick in Downton Abbey, Auntie Angela in Outnumbered, Miss Moneypenny in Bond films Goldeneye, The World is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day, alongside Pierce Brosnan. Her other screen credits include The Call Out, The Preston Passion, Larkrise to Candleford, Emma, The Ruby Ring and Mansfield Park.

John Marquez’ numerous theatre credits include Neville’s Island (Chichester Festival Theatre), Privates On Parade (Noel Coward Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (RSC), House of Games, Chain Play II and The Hypochondriac (Almeida Theatre), Dark Side of Buffoon (Lyric Hammersmith), A Flea In Her Ear (Old Vic), The Anniversary (Garrick Theatre), Baby Doll, Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads, The Emperor Jones and Market Boy (National Theatre) and Ragtime (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park).

On screen, he has appeared In The Club, Doc Martin, Hotel Babylon, Suburban Shootout and Man and Mouse.

In this new musical comedy production, which has been reconceived and reimagined for the UK stage, audiences will be transported to 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 will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winning Jerry Mitchell.

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