The Full Monty

The Full Monty – one of the most popular plays of all time – will begin its last ever UK and Ireland tour on 3rd September.

The saucy tale about a group of impoverished Sheffield steelworkers who form a male strip troupe to make ends meet is coming to an end after five years.

Writer Simon Beaufoy’s award-winning stage adaptation of his monster worldwide movie hit of the same name begins its run at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

Topping the cast as Gaz is former Hollyoaks, Eastenders and The Bill actor Gary Lucy. Also stripping off for posterity are Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Joe Gill, Kai Owen and James Redmond.

Other venues lined up for David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers’ presentation of the Sheffield Theatres production include Chester, Dublin, Killarney, York, Bromley, Swindon, Birmingham, Darlington, Stoke, Norwich and Sheffield. 

Here are some dates for groups to choose from: 

- 17th-22nd September: Cambridge Arts Theatre

- 24th – 29th September, Storyhouse, Chester

- 15th-20th October, Grand Opera House, York

- 22nd-27th October, Churchill Theatre, Bromley

- 5th-10th November, Birmingham Hippodrome

More dates will be added in due course. 

The 2018/19 tour, featuring iconic songs from Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones, will be directed by previous The Full Monty cast member and Coronation Street actor Rupert Hill.

Beaufoy’s original 1997 movie cost only $3.5m to make but netted more than $250m at the box office. In its memorable final scene the stripping steelworkers briefly reveal all - The Full Monty – just as the final credits roll.

The Full Monty is is his first work for the theatre; his screen credits include The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Slumdog Millionaire. Featuring iconic songs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones, the production has become one of Britain’s most successful shows. 

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