Dewsbury Dan takes to the stage in musical lead

Mark Bailey and Dan Henry in Dewsbury Arts Group's production of Stones in his pockets
Mark Bailey and Dan Henry in Dewsbury Arts Group's production of Stones in his pockets

Dewsbury man Dan Henry, a frequent performer with Dewsbury Arts Group, has landed a lead part in the West Yorkshire premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield this November.

Based on the popular Michael Caine and Steve Martin film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was first staged in the UK in 2014, with previews in Manchester and Aylesbury, followed by a West End run in 2015, in which the cast included Robert Lindsay and Samantha Bond.

A nationwide tour followed the London run but had only one Yorkshire stop.

Set in the small town of Beaumont-sur-Mer, near the French Riviera, audiences can expect a welcome glimpse of a warm and sunny climate and lots of laughs, together with music, dance routines and an interesting plot, involving two rather different con-men.

It’s an intriguing plot with sparkling music and dance and Mediterranean sunshine.

Dan will play Freddy, an American who is gradually ‘conning’ his way through Europe.

On coming across Englishman Lawrence, he realises that he has much to learn from his English counterpart but there is only room for one of them in the town.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels plays at the Lawrence Batley Theatre from 8 to 12 November with a matinee on the Saturday.

Early booking for the show is recommended.

Tickets are on sale at the Lawrence Batley Theatre Box Office in Huddersfield and from the sales desk in Huddersfield Public Library.