IODS (Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society) are delighted to bring Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to the New Wolsey Theatre, this fabulous, musical version of the hit comedy film, which starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin. It’s the French Riviera, where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson is set to come crashing down with the arrival of Freddy Benson – a conman of an entirely different order!
The two go head-to-head in the con of their lives, pulling out all the stops in a bid for the money (and affections) of the newly-arrived Soap Queen, Christine Colgate. What have they let themselves in for?
Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this riotous comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway in 2005.
Following a hugely successful West End run, starring Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in 2014 and an equally successful UK Tour, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Musical arrives in Ipswich and will captivate audiences with its infectious humour and equally infectious music.
It is a show that is perfect for the wonderful environment of the New Wolsey Theatre. IODS are so pleased to be back at the New Wolsey after twenty years performing mainly at the Ipswich Regent, with shows like Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunset Boulevard, The Producers and classics like Oklahoma.
IODS receives universal praise for its productions. The EADT review for their most recent show at the Regent, The Wizard of Oz, included the comment, “I saw the London Palladium show…this production is far better”
You are guaranteed to be charmed by these scoundrels!
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be at the New Wolsey Theatre from Tuesday 13th until Saturday 17th June. To book tickets contact the Box Office on 01473 295900 or visit www.wolseytheatre.co.uk