Michael Praed Tops Cast for U.K. Tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

News   Michael Praed Tops Cast for U.K. Tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Casting has been announced for the previously announced tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, beginning performances at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre May 5 for a run through May 16, prior to an extensive tour. Michael Praed will star as Lawrence with Noel Sullivan as Freddy, Carley Stenson as Christine and Mark Benton as Andre.

Also in the cast are Geraldine Fitzgerald as Muriel, Emma Caffrey, Andy Conaghan, Phoebe Coupe, Soophia Faroughi, Jonny Godbold, Orla Gormley, Patrick Harper, Justin Lee-Jones, Jordan Livesey, Lisa Mathieson, Andy Rees, Freya Rowley, Regan Shepherd, Kevin Stephen-Jone,; Katie Warsop and Jenny Wickham.

Praed is best known for his TV roles including Robin Hood in "Robin of Sherwood," Prince Michael in "Dynasty" and Phileas Fogg in "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne." Stage credits include Captain Von Trapp in the national tour of The Sound of Music, Tony in Copacabana and Alex in Aspects of Love.

Sullivan is best known as a member of the British pop group Hear'Say. His theatre credits include Drew in the national tour of Rock of Ages, Tick in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Galileo in We Will Rock You.

 Stenson is best known to TV audiences for her long running role as Steph in "Hollyoaks." Recent theatre credits include Lady of the Lake in Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre, Princess Fiona in Shrek at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and Elle Woods in Legally Blonde the Musical at the Savoy Theatre.

Benton is best known playing maths teacher Daniel Chalk in TV's "Waterloo Road". In 2013 he was a contestant on "Strictly Come Dancing." Stage credits include Henry Horatio Hobson in Hobson's Choice at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Edna Turnblad in the UK tour of Hairspray and Mr. Perks in the Railway Children at Waterloo Station. Fitzgerald has appeared as Tanya in Mamma Mia!, both in the West End and on tour internationally, Maggie Jones in 42nd Street and Tessie Tura in Gypsy, both at Leicester Curve.

For full touring dates and to book tickets, visit www.scoundrelsontour.com

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