Last night, Harry Potter star, Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) took a trip to the UK tour of THE FULL MONTY at The Liverpool Empire, where his brother, Anthony Lewis, is playing one of the lead roles of Lomper. The UK tour runs until 15 April next year and also stars Gary Lucy, Chris Fountain, Andrew Dunn, Kai Owen and Louis Emerick.
THE FULL MONTY TOUR
EXTRA PERFORMANCES ADDED
& FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED
As previously announced, the 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy’s THE FULL MONTY is led by Gary Lucy as Gaz, with Andrew Dunn as Gerald, Louis Emerick as Horse, Chris Fountain as Guy and Kai Owen as Dave. Anthony Lewis is now playing the role of Lomper, as Joe Absolom had to withdraw due to contractual filming commitments.
Anthony Lewis is best known as regular Marc Reynolds in Emmerdale. As a teenager, he played the title role in the children’s TV series Adam’s Family Tree and Scott Morris in Children’s Ward, the children’s TV series created by Paul Abbott and Kay Mellor. His films includes A Passionate Woman, Boy A, Girls’ Night and This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper.
Also in the cast are Andrew Ashford, Adam Beresford, Pauline Fleming, William Ilkley, Jonathan McGarrity, Charlotte Powell, Jess Schofield and Fiona Skinner. The role of Nathan is shared by Reiss Ward, James Burton, Monty Poole and Felix Yates.
THE FULL MONTY won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production. The 2016/17 UK Tour began in Bournemouth on 21 September 2016 and finishes at the Sheffield Lyceum on 15 April 2017. The advance box office for the tour of over £5 million is breaking records at theatres around the country and extra performances have already been added at Birmingham Hippodrome and the Leeds Grand Theatre.
Jack Ryder directs THE FULL MONTY and his credits include national tours of Tm Firth’s play Calendar Girls and the short film Act 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.
Gary Lucy is best known for his roles as Danny Pennant in EastEnders, DS Will Fletcher in The Bill, Kyle Pascoe in Footballer’s Wives and Luke Morgan in Hollyoaks, and was a past winner of Dancing on Ice. Andrew Dunn is best known as Tony in Dinnerladies and for his regular appearances playing Alastair Campbell on Bremner, Bird and Fortune. Louis Emerick played Mick Johnson in the long-running soap Brookside and PC Walsh in the even longer-running Last of the Summer Wine. Chris Fountain played regulars Justin Burton in Hollyoaks and Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street, and he was runner-up of Dancing on Ice. Kai Owen is best known for his portrayal of Rhys in Torchwood and recently played Pete in Hollyoaks.
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 has 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
7-12 November LIVERPOOL Empire 0844 871 3017 www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire
14-19 November BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome 0844 338 5000 www.birminghamhippodrome.com
21-26 November CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre 029 2063 6464 www.wmc.org.uk
28 Nov – 3 Dec LEEDS Grand Theatre 0844 848 2700 www.leedsgrandtheatre.com
16-21 Jan NORTHAMPTON Royal and Derngate 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk
23-28 Jan CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre 01223 503333 www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
30 Jan – 4 Feb BELFAST Grand Opera House 028 9024 1919 www.goh.co.uk
6-11 February SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn 01743 281281 www.theatresevern.co.uk
13-18 February DARTFORD Orchard Theatre 01322 220000 www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
20-25 February CANTERBURY Marlowe Theatre 01227 787787 www.marlowetheatre.com
27 Feb – 4 March GLASGOW King’s Theatre 0844 871 7648 www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre
6-11 March LEICESTER De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111 www.demontforthall.co.uk
13-18 March BRADFORD Alhambra Theatre 01274 432000 www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
20 – 25 March 2017 SUNDERLAND Empire Theatre 0844 871 3022 www.atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire
27 March – 1 April LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru 01492 872000 www.venuecymru.co.uk
3-15 April SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre 0114 249 6000 www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk