The Full Monty opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre last night in one of the glitziest evenings the West End has seen for some time.
Given the nature of the musical — a feel-good story of people overcoming problems via a strip routine — it wasn't surprising that the West End decided to put on its glad rags and let its hair down.
One of the stars in an audience packed with celebrities was Jerry Hall, who has also bared her all onstage — in The Graduate at the Gielgud, a few yards away from the Prince of Wales.
The curtain call was greeted by a standing ovation, and the cast and show were cheered by rave reviews. As they say in Hamlet, "A hit! A very palpable hit!"