The 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.
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2016/17 TOUR SCHEDULE
21-24 September BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion
26 Sept – 1 Oct NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal
3-8 October MILTON KEYNES Milton Keynes Theatre
10-15 October NORWICH Theatre Royal
17-22 October INVERNESS Eden Court
24-29 October EDINBURGH King’s Theatre
7-12 November LIVERPOOL Empire
14-19 November BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome
21-26 November CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre
28 Nov – 3 Dec LEEDS Grand Theatre
16-21 Jan NORTHAMPTON Royal and Derngate
23-28 Jan CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre
30 Jan – 4 Feb BELFAST Grand Opera House
6-11 February SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn
13-18 February DARTFORD Orchard Theatre
20-25 February CANTERBURY Marlowe Theatre
27 Feb – 4 March GLASGOW King’s Theatre
6-11 March LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
13-18 March BRADFORD Alhambra Theatre
27 March – 1 April LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru
3-15 April SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre