There’s a bit of musical comedy going on tonight at the The Key Theatre as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels makes its debut.
After going to chat with the Peterborough Operatic and Dramatic Society (PODS) performers back in January at their rehearsals, this show has been much anticipated. And it showed in the full audience tonight.
It’s a storyline that some of you will know from the 2988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine or, if you’re old enough, maybe back as far as the 1964 film with Marlon Brando and David Niven.
There’s a lot of goings on in this stage production including singing, dancing and a whole lot of comedy twisted in.
With the suave and sophisticated con-antics of Lawrence matched up against the casual and hap-hazard tricky Freddie, it’s a laugh-a-minute. However, Lawrence gets in a bit of bother and they come to a mutual agreement to work together. Danny’s performance as Ruprecht – it’s a side splitter! I’ve not laughed so much for a long time.
With a problem out the way the town’s still not going to be big enough for both of them so they set a wager between them for £50,000 and the games begin. I’ll say no more…
It’s a thoroughly enjoyable show. For non- professionals it’s a cast of great talent. Calvin and Danny give a great performance as the lead characters backed up with Amanda, Philip and Hannah. I can’t leave out the very very talented Robert Bristow (Director/Choreographer) who helped make all this possible of course.
“Well done to everyone. The best show I’ve seen in Peterborough!”
If you haven’t got a ticket-GET ONE!
(Starts 7:30pm finishes around 10:30pm)