Recently, I was invited along to Sunderland Empire to see another musical. After how much I enjoyed seeing Wicked, I was very excited to see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and I was not disappointed.
I always enjoy a theatre evening and a trip to Sunderland Empire always makes for a great night. It really is a gem in Sunderland, even in the North East, getting so many great productions like The Lion King last year (still can't believe I never got tickets) Wicked earlier this year and there's plenty to look forward to later in the year too. The theatre is a spectacle in itself, opened in 1907 and holds special sentimental value from visits when I was younger.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the musical is based on the film (which I've not seen, so I can't comment on how similar it may/may not be, oops!) Starring Michael Praed (Lawrence Jameson) Noel Sullivan (Freddy Benson) Carly Stenson (Christine) and Mark Benton (Andre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels follows two con artists in the French Riviera competing against each other to win over a millionaire heiress. If you've seen the film with Michael Caine and Steve Martin, you'll know how the story unravels, if not, you're in for a treat!