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"THE FULL MONTY" NOW BOOKING TO 8th MARCH 2003
A new booking period has now opened for The Full Monty, for performances covering 2nd Sep 2002 to 8th March 2003
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 original Broadway cast members Jason Danieley (Malcolm MacGregor), Andre De Shields (Noah 'Horse' T Simmons), John Ellison Conlee (Dave Bukatinsky), Roman Fruge (Ethan Girard) and Marcus Neville (Harold Nichols), who have re-created the roles they originated in New York.
They are joined by Jarrod Emick (Jerry Lukowski), Dora Bryan (Jeannette Burmeister), Andrew Brooke, Tricia Deighton, Jacqui Dubois, Julian Essex Spurrier, Samuel James, Steven Judkins, Sion Lloyd, Andy Mace, Gina Murray, Kate Pinell, Donna Steele and Rebecca Thornhill..
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.