Kenny Doughty who stars as ‘Gaz’ in The Full Fonty has stated that the West End production of The Full Monty will end its West End run on Saturday 29th March 2014. It was due to run at the Noel Coward Theatre until 14th June 2014.
Kenny Doughty released the following on Facebook today:
“I’m devastated and heart broken.”
“Yesterday, on the day we had 2 full houses and 2 standing ovations. In the week our play got an Olivier nomination we were given the shocking news that the play is being pulled.”
“We were summoned to a full company call on stage immediately after curtain call – you could still hear the whoops and cheers from the audience behind the curtain as the producer gave us our 2 weeks notice. I am utterly devastated not only for myself but for every single soul that has given their all for this play. I am so incredibly proud of this play and everybody in the Full Monty company. We delivered night after night. The audiences loved it. We got amazing reviews. An Oliver nomination.”
“So it’s with a heavy heart that I announce that the final show of The Full Monty in the West End will be Saturday 29th March. We deserved better.”
Quoted from producers David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers: “It is with great sadness that this show will close despite having played to packed houses on its UK tour. Simply not enough of a West End audience shared in the excitement of this terrific production.”
The Full Monty
Noel Coward Theatre
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Show Opened: 20th Feb 2014
Best wishes to cast, creatives, crew and all involved with the show.
Sunday 16th March 2014