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LYNDA BARON TO STAR IN "THE FULL MONTY" FROM 10TH JUNE 02
Lynda Baronwill take over the role of 'Jeanette Burmeister' in The Full Monty, from Monday 10th June 02 for 12 weeks to 31st Aug 02. Dora Bryan, currently playing the part, is temporarily leaving the show in order to fulfil filming commitments. It is expected that Dora Bryan will return to the role in the Autumn.
Lynda Baron is best known as 'Nurse Gladys Emmanuel' in the hit TV series "Open All Hours" opposite Ronnie Barker.. Her West End stage credits include "Funny Money" at the Playhouse in 1995; "Maddie" at the Lyric Theatre in 1997; and "I am Yours" at the Royal Court Upstairs in 1998.
The show opened in March to good notices from most of the popular press: THE TIMES says, "The plain truth is that The Full Monty is as enjoyable a musical as London now offers." DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "The Full Monty is a wonderfully welcome reminder of the sheer pleasure of musical comedy at its best." THE INDEPENDENT says, "Hats (and the rest) off for a fired-up, feel-fabulous show."
The show currently features Andre De Shields (Noah 'Horse' T Simmons), Romain Fruge (Ethan Girard) and who have re-created the roles they originated in New York. They are joined by Jarrod Emick (Jerry Lukowski), Andrew Brooke, Tricia Deighton, Jacqui Dubois, Julian Essex Spurrier, Samuel James, Steven Judkins, Sion Lloyd, Andy Mace, Gina Murray, Kate Pinell, Donna Steele, Rebecca Thornhill., Tony Timberlake, Tara Wilkinson .
The musical is based on the successful British comedy film of the same name. The Broadway musical is set in Buffalo New York, a steel town, which shares a similar history with Sheffield, where the film was set.
It tells the story of six unemployed working-class men who form a male strip act to help restore their confidence. Their gimmick is that they will show 'the full monty,' i.e., they will strip completely naked.
The show has a book by Terrence McNally and music & lyrics by David Yazbek. It is directed by Jack O'Brien, designed by John Arnone with lighting by Howell Binkley. Choreography is by Jerry Mitchell and costumes by Bob Morgan.