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Casting announced for the new 32 week UK Tour of The Fully Monty


THE FULL MONTY opens at the Manchester Opera House on Monday 15th September (previews from Thursday 11th September) before commencing on an extensive UK tour.

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 again, only this time, they really have to go The Full Monty…live on stage. SIMON BEAUFOY, the Oscar winning writer of the film, went all the way with this hilarious and heartfelt adaptation that has received critical and public acclaim across the UK, with standing ovations every night.

GARY LUCY (EastEnders, winner of Dancing on Ice, Footballer’s Wives, The Bill) is ‘Gaz’; ANDREW DUNN (popular as ‘Tony’ in Dinnerladies, as well for his regular appearances playing ‘Alistair Campbell’ on Bremner, Bird and Fortune; many 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 brilliant 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.

11 to 20 September Manchester Opera House 0844 871 3018
23 September to 4 October Glasgow King’s Theatre 0844 871 7648
6 to 11 October Dunfermline Alhambra 01383 740384
13 to 18 October Cambridge Arts Theatre 01223 503333
20 to 25 October Liverpool Empire 0844 871 3017
27 October to 1 November Newcastle Theatre Royal 0844 811 2121
3 to 8 November Oxford New Theatre 0844 871 3020
10 to 15 November Northampton Royal & Derngate 01604 624811
17 to 22 November Plymouth Theatre Royal 01752 267222
24 to 29 November Wolverhampton Grand Theatre 01902 429212
1 to 6 December Norwich Theatre Royal 01603 630000
8 to 13 December Brighton Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650
19 to 24 January Milton Keynes Theatre 0844 871 7652
26 to 31 January Swansea Grand Theatre 01792 475715
2 to 7 February Woking New Victoria Theatre 0844 871 7645
9 to 14 February Bradford Alhambra Theatre 01274 432000
16 to 21 February Nottingham Theatre Royal 0115 989 5555
22 to 27 February Sunderland Empire 0844 847 2499
2 to 7 March Leicester De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111
9 to 14 March Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre 01892 530613
16 to 21 March Llandudno Venue Cymru 01492 872000
23 to 28 March Ipswich Regent Theatre 01473 433100
30 March to 4 April Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre 01224 641122
6 to 11 April High Wycombe Swan 01494 512000
13 to 18 April Bristol Hippodrome 0844 871 3012
19 to 25 April Dartford Orchard Theatre 01322 220000
27 April to 2 May Carlisle Sands Centre 01228 633766
4 to 23 May Sheffield Lyceum 0114 249 6000

Tuesday 19th August 2014


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