Date: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Lawrence Jameson, a suave sophisticated English gentleman meets Freddy Benson, a young, quick witted American.
Two men with nothing in common, except one thing – they’re both conning the rich ladies of the French Riviera out of their money.
After a chance meeting on the train to Beaumont sur Mer, they attempt to work as a team until they realise that this town isn’t big enough for the two of them.
They soon embark on an elaborate ‘loser leaves town’ con, both with the sole purpose to be the first man to extract $50,000 from a young, unsuspecting American heiress.
With each man out for himself, things don’t go as smoothly as they planned!
Based on the 1988 cult classic movie starring Sir Michael Caine and Steve Martin, this production is full of hilarious gags, big musical numbers and unexpected twists, sure to get you laughing off your seats!
If you’re looking for a special treat, purchase a Premiere ticket for Monday 9th April and join the company for a post-show celebration in the Bar with pasties and wine!
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 2004 comedy musical, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and a book by Jeffrey Lane; it's based on the 1988 film of the same name.
The musical premiered on Broadway in 2005 and ran for 626 performances.
It has since received tours and international productions.
The Australian production opened in 2013 to rave reviews, and was hailed the 'best musical to hit Sydney this century' according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
A West End production opened in 2014 to generally good reviews.
Please be aware that this performance contains some strong language.
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St Austell AOS
The Society was formed in 1916. It has presented a Musical almost every year since then - with only a pause during World Wars I & II !
Recent productions have included; Calamity Jane, South Pacific, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady. Oklahoma!, 'Half a Sixpence' and the Sell Out production of 'Sister Act'
St Austell AOS are excited to announce that they were the only Operatic Society in Cornwall to be nominated for 'Best Musical' in the 2015 South West Region NODA Awards (National Operatic and Dramatic Association). The South West Region covers the country from Bristol downwards !
New members are always welcome, whether performing, backstage or front of house.