Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound are to star in the musical version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which will open at the Savoy Theatre in March next year.
The production will be directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, whose credits include Kinky Boots on Broadway, and will also star Katherine Kingsley.
It marks the inaugural production for Jerry Mitchell Productions, a partnership between Mitchell and Ambassador Theatre Group, which aims to develop and produce new shows. The musical is being co-produced with ATG and Tulchin/Bartner Productions.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the 1988 film of the same name, has music and lyrics by David Yazbek and a book by Jeffrey Lane.
It will run at the Manchester Opera House from February 12 to 22, 2014, before a run at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury.
It will then open at the Savoy Theatre on March 10, 2014, with press night on April 2.
Lindsay, who has previously starred in musicals including Me and My Girl and Oliver!, said: “I have been waiting for the right musical to cross my path and feel like I have finally found it with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. When I met the writers, they were so excited to be re-working the show for a UK audience, especially as there is a real sense of classic English humour in this production, so fitting for the Savoy Theatre.”
Hound, who recently appeared in One Man, Two Guvnors, described Yazbek’s score as “lough-out-loud funny and heart-dancingly tuneful”.
The show will have costume and set design by Peter McKintosh.