Three actors famed for television roles are daring to bare in The Full Monty, a stage version of the legendary 1997 British film which comes to Aberdeen’s HM Theatre in March.
Kenny Doughty (Sean in Sky TV’s Stella), Craig Gazey (winner of the National TV Award for his role as Graeme Proctor in Coronation Street) and Simon Rouse (DCI Jack Meadows in The Bill, a role he played for almost 20 years) head the cast as Gaz, Lumper and Gerald respectively.
They are joined by Kieran O'Brien (Matt in Michael Winterbottom’s infamous film Nine Songs) as Guy; Roger Morlidge (The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love) as Dave and Sidney Cole (Macduff in Macbeth directed by Max Stafford Clarke, Absolutely Fabulous) as Horse, with Scott Anson, Tracy Brabin, Caroline Carver, Eamonn Fleming, Elaine Glover, Rachel Lumberg and Ian Mercer completing the line-up.
The Full Monty runs at His Majesty’s Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday, March 19 to 23, and tickets are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
The play – with the iconic film songs by Donna Summer, Rod Stewart, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones – tells the story of six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers who have nothing to lose and turn to stripping.
The film became one of the most successful films ever made and took the world by storm.
The Oscar winning writer of the film, Simon Beaufoy, has now gone back to Sheffield where it all started to write his first theatre work. However, his screen credits include winning the BAFTA for The Full Monty, 127 Hours, Salmon Fishing in Yemen and Slumdog Millionaire.
Designed by Robert Jones (Calendar Girls, Much Ado About Nothing starring Catherine Tate and David Tennant, Hamlet and Rock’n’Roll) with choreography by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), this Sheffield Theatres production is presented by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers, the multi-award winning producers of Art, Brief Encounter, God of Carnage and Calendar Girls.