Director & Choreographer- Louise Byrne
Musical Director – Max Harris
MEET THE CAST!
Allister Smith – Freddy Benson
Alli plays small-time swindler, Freddy Benson, who arrives in the French Riviera town of Beaumont Sur Mer looking to sweet-talk a dime or two out of unwitting tourists. When Freddy meets refined con man Lawrence Jameson, he sets his sights on the big time, and the two scoundrels embark upon a loser-leaves-town contest that results in high jinks, hilarity and… well, you’ll have to come see the show to find out the rest!
Alli has been a member of BOS since moving down from Leicester just under six years ago. He has taken part in many of our shows and concerts, as well as directing our most recent fundraising show, The Pirates of Penzance. Alli has enjoyed playing many lead roles over the years, including Kipps in Half a Sixpence, Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Jud Fry in Oklahoma, Cosmo Brown in Singing’ in the Rain and The Cowardly Lion, both in The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz.
Alli was extremely pleased to win Best Actor in a Musical at the 2017 Brent Awards for his portrayal of Ko-Ko in Hot Mikado.
Martin Harris – Lawrence Jameson
Martin plays sophisticated con artist Lawrence Jameson, who makes a lavish living on the French Riviera by conning wealthy women out of princely sums of money. When low-rent swindler Freddy Benson comes to town, Lawrence agrees to take him under his wing… with hilarious consequences…!
Martin has been a member of BOS for many years, most recently playing Eddie O’Grady in our sell-out hit production of Made in Dagenham in May this year.
Kate Henderson – Christine Colgate
Kate plays beautiful soap heiress, Christine Colgate, who arrives in Beaumont Sur Mer full of wide-eyed naivety. Goofy yet charming, clumsy yet loveable, Christine is the perfect target for Lawrence and Freddy, who agree to a wager – the first to extract $50,000 from her purse stays in town; the loser packs his bags.
Kate has been performing for many years in various shows and concerts. Some of her highlights include: The Wedding Singer and Our House (Kenny Award nominated) at the Kenneth Moore Theatre in Ilford, Spring Awakening and Into the Woods at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Shout! The Mod Musical at the Brookside Theatre.