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“Dirty Rotten Scroundrels”
Review of Savoy Theatre

Savoy Theatre
Ranked #180 of 1,827 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Savoy Theatre is currently home to Gypsy which stars Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver and Peter Davison. Don't miss Gypsy, one of the greatest ever Broadway musicals, as it transfers to the West End following its sell-out, rapturously acclaimed five-star run at Chichester Festival Theatre. Imelda Staunton delivers a 'knock-out performance' (The Independent) as Momma Rose in Jonathan Kent's 'dazzling revival' (Mail on Sunday), alongside Lara Pulver, who reprises her 'stunning' (The Independent) role as Louise. They'll be joined by Peter Davison as Herb, in this gloriously entertaining musical fable that features 'showstopping' (Mail on Sunday) choreography from Stephen Mear. Based on the true life memoirs of legendary burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee, it tells the tale of Momma Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Louise, trekking across America in their family vaudeville act. But times are changing, audiences are expecting more, and the two girls have their own ambitions in mind. The rise of burlesque is upon them, and nothing will ever be the same again for Momma Rose. With lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents and music by Jule Styne, this moving and 'scintillating' (The Times) production of Gypsy is the first to be seen in London for 40 years.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Wow what a show, well acted, a great adaptation, and very slick.

The 80s film is one of our favourites for the humour and sceneny, so we were a bit worried that we might be a bit disappointed. How wrong could we be? This was a different interpretation of the film, with greater involvement of some characters, which we really enjoyed.

Robert Lindsay was magnificent as Lawrence, and played the role and audience with aplomb. Rufus Hound was the perfect foil, bringing something new to Freddie, and his range of facial expressions is fantastic. Samantha Bond was pure class, playing Muriel Eubanks from Surrey; and the interaction with Andre (John Marquez) was a great addition. The whole cast played with euthasiasm, and it was obvious that they were enjoying themselves.

At the interval and after the show everyone was saying how much they enjoyed the show. We would book again.

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We really enjoyed dirty Rotten Scoundrels, an old style song and dance musical. Lots of humour and light hearted. Some adult humour that would probably pass over the heads of younger theatre goers.
Robert Lindsay was the ultimate professional and owned the whole show.
Highly recommended.
Though would like to add, if you have tickets for seats in the middle of the row could you please get yourself seated before the last minute to save disturbing other theatre goers....it's a pet hate of mine as my hubby likes an aisle seat to stretch his leg (arthritic knees) and we seem to spend the last 10 minutes before curtain up, like jack in a box, up and down all the time.

Thank dianej01
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Indeed, this is a very slick and polished show. Great fun, and good music dancing and singing. Plus three top names.

Two very small quibbles . . . there are a couple of schoolboy-type vulgar moments that were quite unnecessary. Didn't add anything, and did detract from my enjoyment. Secondly, the very ordinary wine at the bar is expensive even by London standards.

However, don't miss this really good show!

Thank malaita
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

What a fantastic show. Lindsey and Hound are a perfect team and supported by a hugely talented team of actors, dancers and singers. (Orchestra was brilliant too). So near to the film and very very funny.

Thank Mandie M
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Great play, lots of laughter - just wonderful to see something live in the heart of Londons entertainment precinct

Thank TerrywithaY
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