Mum and daugh­ters set to share a stage

Min­erva show is a fam­ily af­fair

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Six tal­ented ac­tors from Ruther­glen, Cam­bus­lang and To­ry­glen are pre­par­ing to star in a new mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion.

Emma Dono­hoe, Co­lette Dun­smore, Mhairi Dun­smore, Mairead Dun­smore, Bryan Lynch and Michelle Brown are all mem­bers of the pop­u­lar Min­erva Club.

They will take their place in a cast of around 20 for a pro­duc­tion of cheeky mu­si­cal Dirty Rot­ten Scoundrels, which is based on the 1988 film of the same name.

For club pres­i­dent Co­lette Dun­smore it will be a real fam­ily af­fair, with her daugh­ters Mhairi and Mairead per­form­ing along­side her for the first time since they all ap­peared in ‘An­nie’ nine years ago.

Co­lette said: “I have been in­volved in the Min­erva Club my whole life. My par­ents were mem­bers when I was born and I was al­ways in and out of re­hearsals as a child.

“My own daugh­ters got me back into shows after years out and it’s lovely to be back do­ing a show to­gether.”

She added: “While many peo­ple will re­mem­ber the film, Dirty Rot­ten Scoundrels is a new show and we’re de­lighted to be bring­ing it to the stage in the Glas­gow area for the first time since the tour­ing pro­duc­tion in 2015.

“It’s a show that’s full of fun and fan­tas­tic phys­i­cal com­edy, with a tongue-in-cheek script and award-win­ning mu­si­cal score.

“I would en­cour­age any­one to come along and en­joy this laugh­out-loud pro­duc­tion.”

The show cen­tres on debonair Lawrence, whose cham­pagne life­style is threat­ened when young Freddy ar­rives on the Riviera.

The two bat­tle it out for the ul­ti­mate score: the cof­fers of Amer­i­can heiress Chris­tine Col­gate. Yet Chris­tine her­self may not be all that she seems.

The movie ver­sion fea­tured Michael Caine as Lawrence, Steve Martin as Freddy and Glenne Headly as Chris­tine.

Dirty Rot­ten Scoundrels will be on at East­wood Park The­atre, Giffnock, from Novem­ber 7 to 11.

Tick­ets cost £14-£16 and are avail­able from any cast mem­ber, by email­ing tick­ets@ them­iner­va­ or on­line at www.tick­et­ event/198858.

The pro­duc­tion will sup­port the char­ity Over the Wall, which pro­vides free ac­tiv­ity camps for chil­dren with se­ri­ous health prob­lems and their fam­i­lies.

It’s love to be back do­ing a show to­gether

Spot­light Back: Emma Dono­hoe, Mhairi Dun­smore, Co­lette Dun­smore, Mairead Dun­smore. Front: Bryan Lynch and Michelle Brown with baby El­liott Lynch.

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