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Minerva Club members
Minerva Club members

Talented residents from across Glasgow are preparing to put Riviera style firmly centre stage in new musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

More than 20 performers from the Minerva Club are preparing to bring the cheeky musical of big money and roguish swindles to life at Eastwood Park Theatre.

Based on the 1988 film, starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, the show centres on debonair Lawrence and his champagne lifestyle – maintained by the fortunes of several ladies he has charmed into handing over their fortunes. But when younger Freddy arrives on the Riviera impinging on Lawrence’s success, the two are forced to battle it out for the ultimate score – the coffers of American heiress Christine Colgate. Yet Christine herself may not be all that she seems.

Minerva Club President, Colette Dunsmore, said: “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 laugh-out-loud production.”

Musical Director Lynne Fyfe, who grew up on the Southside, said: “This is my very first show with the Minerva Club and it’s great fun. There’s a fantastic mix of musical styles and a fabulous cast of principals and ensemble.”

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be on at Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock, from Tuesday, November 7 to Saturday, November 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 Minerva Club will be supporting the charity ‘Over the Wall’ with its 2017 production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Over the Wall provides free, residential activity camps for children and teenagers living with serious health challenges and their families, to enable them to reach beyond their perceived limitations and rediscover a whole new world of possibilities.