2016/2017 TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR
THE FULL MONTY
STARRING GARY LUCY, JOE ABSOLOM, ANDREW DUNN,
LOUIS EMERICK, CHRIS FOUNTAIN AND KAI OWEN
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 and Kai 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 0844 576 3000
26 Sept – 1 Oct NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal 0115 989 5555
3-8 October MILTON KEYNES Milton Keynes Theatre 0844 871 7652
10-15 October NORWICH Theatre Royal 01603 630000
17-22 October INVERNESS Eden Court 01463 234234
24-29 October EDINBURGH King’s Theatre 0131 529 6000
7-12 November LIVERPOOL Empire 0844 871 3017
14-19 November BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome 0844 338 5000
21-26 November CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre 029 2063 6464
28 Nov – 3 Dec LEEDS Grand Theatre 0844 848 2700
16-21 Jan NORTHAMPTON Royal and Derngate 01604 624811
www.royalandderngate.co.uk ON SALE SOON
23-28 Jan CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre 01223 503333
www.cambridgeartstheatre.com ON SALE SOON
30 Jan – 4 Feb BELFAST Grand Opera House 028 9024 1919
www.goh.co.uk/ ON SALE SOON
6-11 February SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn 01743 281281
13-18 February DARTFORD Orchard Theatre 01322 220000
20-25 February CANTERBURY Marlowe Theatre 01227 787787
27 Feb – 4 March GLASGOW King’s Theatre 0844 871 7648
www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre ON SALE SOON
6-11 March LEICESTER De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111
13-18 March BRADFORD Alhambra Theatre 01274 432000
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk ON SALE SOON
27 March – 1 April LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru 01492 872000
3-15 April SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre 0114 249 6000
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk ON SALE SOON
Further dates to be added