Mum and daughters set to share a stage
Minerva show is a family affair
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@ theminervaclub.com or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ 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.