The acclaimed Sheffield Theatres are going from strength to strength, with the latest jewel in their crown being a re-working of the 1997 locally based film, The Full Monty.
What could be more topical in today’s recession hit Britain than this feel good story of unemployed men in the 1980s seeking to regain their dignity by whopping it all out for the ladies of the working men’s clubs of Sheffield? Naked male flesh, an unexpected coming out story and a great sound track including Donna Summer: count me in.
The cast of unemployed steel workers who become wannabe strippers includes: Kenny Doughty (Sky TV’s Stella), Craig Gazey (Coronation Street), Simon Rouse (The Bill), Keiran O’Brien (Nine Songs), Roger Morlidge (The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love) and Sidney Cole (Absolutely Fabulous).
The Full Monty opened at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield in February and has already sold out the full run. The men and women of the North certainly love this show with standing ovations and 5 star reviews. Catch it when it tours from the end of the month:
• 26 February–2 March, Birmingham Hippodrome
• 4–9 March, Bristol Hippodrome
• 11–16 March, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
• 19–23 March, His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen
• 1–6 April, Grand Opera House Belfast
• 25–30 March, Festival Theatre Edinburgh
• 8–13 April, Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin
• 15–20 April, The Lowry Salford
• 22–27 April, The Mayflower Southampton
• 29 April–4 May, Cliffs Pavilion Southend On Sea