2016/2017 UK Tour announced for The Full Monty

The Full MontyThe 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy’s THE FULL MONTY, which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production, will begin in Bournemouth on 21 September 2016, finishing at the Sheffield Lyceum on 15 April 2017.

The cast will be led by Gary Lucy (Danny Pennant in EastEnders, DS Will Fletcher in The Bill, Kyle Pascoe in Footballer’s Wives, Luke Morgan in Hollyoaks, winner of Dancing on Ice) as Gaz, along with Joe Absolom (Matthew Rose in EastEnders and Al Large in Doc Martin) as Lomper, Andrew Dunn (best known as Tony in Dinnerladies and for his regular appearances playing Alastair Campbell on Bremner, Bird and Fortune) as Gerald, Louis Emerick (Mick Johnson in Brookside and PC Walsh in Last of the Summer Wine) as Horse, Chris Fountain(best known for his roles as Justin Burton in Hollyoaks and Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street, runner-up of Dancing on Ice) as Guy andKai Owen (best known for his portrayal of Rhys in Torchwood and recently played Pete in Hollyoaks) as Dave.

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. The story still resonates today, probably more so now than ever.

Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar- and BAFTA-winning writer of the film, has adapted his own screenplay for this hilarious and heartfelt stage production, which 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 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Salmon Fishing in Yemen, 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire, as well as The Full Monty.

The UK Tour of THE FULL MONTY is directed by Jack Ryder. His directing credits include national tours of Calendar Girls and the short filmAct of Memory with Claire Skinner, Owen Teale and Anna Massey, which was officially selected for nine international festivals around the world including the Cannes Film Festival. As an actor, Jack is probably best known as Jamie Mitchell in EastEnders, a role he played for four years.
Design is by Robert Jones, choreography by Ian West, lighting by Tim Lutkin and sound by Sarah Weltman, with casting by Marc Frankum.

The 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy’s THE FULL MONTY, based on the Fox Searchlight Pictures motion picture, is presented by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and is a Sheffield Theatres production.

For further details, visit www.fullmontytheplay.com

2016/17 TOUR SCHEDULE
21-24 September 2016
BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion
0844 576 3000
www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk

26 Sept – 1 Oct 2016
NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
www.trch.co.uk

3-8 October 2016
MILTON KEYNES
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/milton-keynes-theatre/

10-15 October 2016
NORWICH Theatre Royal
01603 630000
www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

17-22 October 2016
INVERNESS Eden Court
01463 234234
www.eden-court.co.uk

24-29 October 2016
EDINBURGH King’s Theatre
0131 529 6000
www.edtheatres.com

7-12 November 2016
LIVERPOOL Empire
0844 871 3017
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/liverpool-empire-theatre/

14-19 November 2016
BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome
0844 338 5000
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

21-26 November 2016
CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464
www.wmc.org.uk

28 Nov – 3 Dec 2016
LEEDS Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700
www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

16-21 Jan 2017
NORTHAMPTON Royal and Derngate
01604 624811
www.royalandderngate.co.uk 

23-28 Jan 2017
CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre
01223 503333
www.cambridgeartstheatre.com 

30 Jan – 4 Feb 2017
BELFAST Grand Opera House
028 9024 1919
www.goh.co.uk/ 

6-11 February 2017
SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn
01743 281281
www.theatresevern.co.uk

13-18 February 2017
DARTFORD
Orchard Theatre
01322 220000
www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

20-25 February 2017
CANTERBURY Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787
www.marlowetheatre.com

27 Feb – 4 March 2017
GLASGOW King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648
www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/kings-theatre-glasgow/ 

6-11 March 2017
LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
0116 233 3111
www.demontforthall.co.uk

13-18 March 2017
BRADFORD Alhambra Theatre
01274 432000
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk 

27 March – 1 April 2017
LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru
01492 872000
www.venuecymru.co.uk

3-15 April 2017
SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk 

1 thought on “2016/2017 UK Tour announced for The Full Monty”

  1. This is like the play Ladies Night which toured the UK over twenty years ago and long before any tours of the Full Monty. A bunch of northern lads become strippers that was the story and that is the story of the Full Monty isn’t it. Ladies Night was directed by Paul Kerryson at Oldham Coliseum and the writers tried to sue the film company for plagiarism but couldn’t because the film was made in the UK.
    Written in 1987, by Anthony McCarten and Stephen Sinclair, Ladies Night has been translated into twelve languages and remains New Zealand’s most commercially successful play of all time.
    With eight sell-out tours of Britain and the UK, it won France’s premiere theatre award for comedy – The Molière Prize, in 2001.

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