Dirty rotten night out!

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Coming to MK Theatre
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Coming to MK Theatre

And the award for the Best New Musical goes to...Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!

Or at least it did, in 2014.

In 2015 however, having enjoyed a yearlong stay in London, playing to packed houses and rave reviews, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels brings a little oo-la-la to Milton Keynes from Tuesday.

This show will transport the viewer to the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera where two seasoned swindlers are attempting to hoodwink a millionaire heiress.

But as they compete for her affections they realise there is only room for one of them.

Will it be swindler one or swindler two?

Wit and laugh-out-loud antics is splattered throughout this production, and there is a cracking cast breathing life into the show too.

Former Hear’Say chap Noel Sullivan is the larger-than-life upstart hustler, Freddy, and Michael Praed is conman Lawrence.

Last seen here in The Sound of Music as Captain Von Trapp a couple of years ago, it is another plump role for the fella who used to wow us in Dynasty way back when.

Plenty of you will remember him shooting arrows in Robin of Sherwood too.

She won’t be shooting arrows, but former Hollyoaks star Carley Stenson will be hitting her target with plenty of comedic moments.

Carley is the ‘not-so-dumb’ heiress, adding this role to an already plump CV of stage work which includes Legally Blonde, Spamalot and Shrek in the West End.

She told me that DRS is a real hoot: “It’s the funniest laugh out loud show,” she said.

“I’ve never heard so many people say they didn’t know what to expect but they have never laughed more and were so glad they came.

“It’s gorgeous to watch, sleek and cheeky!” she promised, “You’ll love it!”

Gary Wilmot is back in town with the show, playing Andre in the production, a role he originally delivered in the West End.

Ticket prices start at £15.50 and show time is 7.30pm.

Additional matinee performances are available on Wednesday and Saturday.

To book for a slice of ‘Scoundrel’-ous fun, call 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes