Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Digital Press Night
Only but a few short sweet weeks ago I hopped along to the Savoy Theatre to catch Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in it’s previews. And I HANDILY blogged about it here. I bloody loved the show, with it’s slick, sassy routines and ballsy, often filthy comedy. So I calloohed and callayed when I was invited last week to attend the Digital Press Night for the show.
Before having a bit of a lovely schmooze with some lovely free booze, we were invited to jump onto the stage to be put through our paces by Associate Choreographer, Darren Carnall and Associate Director, Dominic Shaw who were there to give us a dancing lesson, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Style. Despite my drama school training, I still can’t do a pirouette (don’t tell my agent) so I was a BIT nervous. I grabbed the lovely Rebecca from Official Theatre and we concentrated VERY HARD on the PRETTY DANCING FOLK to try and make some sense of it. Have a gander at us BURNING THE FLOOR.
Some of the more adventurous folk then embarked on a slightly more stomach churning move. Hasten to say, I did not. I wasn’t weaing a sports bra and did not want to have to watch the show holding an ice pack against my blackened eyes.
After that we THOROUGHLY needed a drink so headed through to the bar to calm our racing hearts with drinks and pizza before nestling down to watch the show.
Around this point I became very theatrically aroused having spotted Maggie Smith and Derek Jacobi on a cute date together. DAMES AND SIRS AND OH MY GAHHHHHD! Darren Bell and I were pretty stoked. (p.s check out his photos. They’re literally really good.)
The show was as marvellous as before, even more so this time as it was clear the cast had relaxed into it and were really enjoying themselves. Even Dame Mags cracked a few smiles, and we all know that Professor McGonagall can be STERN. Them over there at Offical Theatre, they’ve filmed some cracking interviews too. Check this one out with leading ladyand all round babe Katherine Kingsley:
I won’t harp on about how much I enjoyed the show (because I did that here!) but DO pop along and see the show if you can, it’s a rollicking good evening out.
Thanks to all at the Savoy for a wonderful evening! HOORAY!
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels runs until the 7th March at the Savoy Theatre.
For more info and tickets, check the website here, or follow @ScoundrelsUK on twitter.
Tel: 0844 871 7627
bloodyhellbrennan was a guest of the Savoy Theatre and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels