Musical family farce, based on the hit 1988 film. Life is good for Lawrence Jamieson. The season has provided a steady supply of wealthy, gullible women to con on the French Riviera. But the arrival of lowbrow hustler Freddy threatens to scare them all away. They agree on a little healthy competition – the first man to swindle $50,000 from newly arrived American Soap Queen, Christine Colgate, gets to stay in town, the other has to leave in shame. As the two men become more intent on sabotaging each other, the question is: who is conning whom?
“an ambitious undertaking with exceedingly high production standards… The excellent ensemble sing and dance with aplomb … This production, running at two and a half hours, is an absolute joy.” – British Theatre Guide ★★★★★
“Not only does RCS throw a lot of resources at its big musicals, in terms of staging and professional behind-the-scenes staff, but the on-stage action (and backstage musicianship) is all top-notch … it’s a blast … “ticket money well spent” – The List ★★★★
“Everything from the set decoration, to the music, to the quality of the acting is excellent – on a par with anything you would pay £50 to see on the London stage.” – The Wee Review ★★★★