The production, which will be Lindsay’s first musical performance for sixteen years, is led by Broadway director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, whose credits include Legally Blonde the Musical, Love Never Dies and Kinky Boots with designs from Peter McKintosh.
Mitchell choreographed the original production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which has music and lyrics by David Yazbek and a book by Jeffrey Lane, on Broadway in 2005. It is founded on the 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, and tells the story of two con-men competing to scam money from an American heiress.
Robert Lindsay has many roles on stage and screen and has come a long way in his career since starring in Citizen Smith in 1977. His musical theatre credits include Me and My Girl and Oliver!, and other stage credits include Becket, The Entertainer and The Lion in Winter. His more recent TV credits include Ben Harper in the sitcom My Family.
Comedian Rufus Hound made his stage debut in Utopia at the Soho Theatre earlier this year. He has subsequently starred in One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and on tour, and recently appeared in Neville’s Island in Chichester Festival Theatre.
They will be joined in the cast by Katherine Kingsley, who is currently playing Helena in Michael Grandage’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre. Her other theatre credits include Singin’ in the Rain (Chichester/West End), Relative Values (UK Tour) and Aspects of Love (Menier).
The production will run at the Savoy Theatre from 10th March 2014, following runs at Manchester Opera House and Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre.
Friday 1st November 2013