New Stage Version of The Full Monty Will Transfer to the West End

News   New Stage Version of The Full Monty Will Transfer to the West End
 
The Full Monty, a new stage version based on the 1997 British film of the same title scripted by Simon Beaufoy, who also wrote the film's screenplay, will transfer to the West End, beginning performances at the Noel Coward Theatre Feb. 20, prior to an official opening Feb. 25, for a limited 16-week run through June 14.

Premiered at Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre earlier this year prior to a national tour, this Sheffield Theatre production is being brought to the West End by producers David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers, who have announced the schedule of ticket prices from £9.50-£52.50, with half price previews from £4.75-£26.25, and have stated that there will be no booking fees, no premium seats and no restoration levy. In a press statement, they stated, "The only rip-off on this production will be the clothes."

The Yorkshire-born cast who created the roles in Sheffield will bring the production to London: Kenny Doughty (Gaz), Craig Gazey (Lumper), Simon Rouse (Gerald), Keiran O’Brien (Guy), Roger Morlidge (Dave) and Sidney Cole (Horse). Completing the company are Scott Anson, Tracy Brabin, Caroline Carver, Eamonn Fleming, Elaine Glover, Rachel Lumberg and Ian Mercer.

Based on the Fox Searchlight Pictures motion picture, the production features the iconic songs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones. It is scripted by Simon Beaufoy in his first work for the theatre. His screen credits include the BAFTA Award-winning "The Full Monty," "127 Hours," "Salmon Fishing in Yemen" and "Slumdog Millionaire," for the latter of which he won an Oscar.

The production is directed by Daniel Evans, artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, with designs by Robert Jones, choreography by Steven Hoggett, lighting by Tim Lutkin, music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham and casting by Sarah Bird.

To book tickets, call the box office on 0844 482 5141, or visit www.fullmontytheplay.com for more details.

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