Mu­si­cal men will con

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

With just on a month to go, BATS is fran­ti­cally re­hears­ing its next pro­duc­tion, Dirty Rot­ten Scoundrels — The Mu­si­cal.

Based on the pop­u­lar 1988 film Dirty Rot­ten Scoundrels, it cen­tres on two con men liv­ing on the French Riviera.

The first is the suave and so­phis­ti­cated Lawrence Jame­son, who makes his lav­ish liv­ing by talk­ing rich ladies out of their money.

The other, a small-time Amer­i­can crook named Freddy Ben­son, more humbly swin­dles women by wak­ing their com­pas­sion with fab­ri­cated sto­ries about his grand­mother’s fail­ing health.

Af­ter meet­ing, they un­suc­cess­fully at­tempt to work to­gether only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for both of them.

They agree on a set­tle­ment: the first one to ex­tract $50 000 from a cho­sen fe­male tar­get can stay and the other must leave town. An hi­lar­i­ous bat­tle of cons en­sues, that will keep au­di­ences laugh­ing, hum­ming and guess­ing to the end.

The show will run for three week­ends at the Mitchell Shire Hall, be­gin­ning on June 9, and there will be a 2 pm mati­nee on June 19.

Tick­ets can be booked and paid for on­line, or on the phone. Phone book­ings will open on May 29.

Prac­tis­ing: Robert Kemp (left) is play­ing a star­ring role in BATS’ lat­est pro­duc­tion.

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