In 1997, a British film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm becoming one of the most successful British films ever made. Now, the boys are back, only this time, they really have to go The Full Monty...live on stage.
SIMON BEAUFOY, the Oscar winning writer of the film, has gone all the way with this hilarious and heartfelt adaptation that's getting standing ovations every night. GARY LUCY (EastEnders, winner of Dancing on Ice, Footballer's Wives, The Bill) is Gaz; ANDREW DUNN (best known as Tony in Dinnerladies as well for his regular appearances playing Alistair Campbell on Bremner, Bird and Fortune; extensive stage credits include the original productions of John Godber's Bouncers and Up'n'Under) is Gerald; LOUIS EMERICK (Mick Johnson in Brookside and PC Walsh in Last of the Summer Wine, a role he has played, on and off, for over 20 years) is Horse; MARTIN MILLER (recent credits include Hitchcock in the New York production of The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock) is Dave; BOBBY SCHOFIELD, one of the most exciting young actors around, makes his stage debut as Lomper and RUPERT HILL (Jamie Baldwin in Coronation Street) is Guy. Further casting to be announced.
The production also features the iconic songs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.
The Full Monty is Simon Beaufoy's first work for the theatre. His screen credits include winning the BAFTA for The Full Monty, 127 Hours, Salmon Fishing in Yemen, Slumdog Millionaire and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
This new production is directed by award winning director ROGER HAINES. His recent credits include the world premiere of the musical The Go-Between which won the UK Theatre Awards Best Musical Award and the national tour of Calendar Girls.
Design is by ROBERT JONES, whose recent credits include Calendar Girls, Much Ado About Nothing starring Catherine Tate and David Tennant, Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Rock'n'Roll (Royal Court, West End and Broadway). Choreography is by IAN WEST, lighting by TIM LUTKIN, sound by BEN and MAX RINGHAM with casting by SARAH BIRD.
The original production of THE FULL MONTY won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production and was directed by DANIEL EVANS.
This Sheffield Theatres production is presented by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the multi-award winning producers of Art, Brief Encounter, God of Carnage and Calendar Girls.