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Posted: 5/14/12 at 09:39am


A new stage adaptation of 'The Full Monty' will have its World Premiere in 2013 prior to an expected West End season.

The play has been adapted by Simon Beaufoy, who wrote the film’s screenplay.
It marks his first work for the theatre, although his screenwriting credits include 'Slumdog Millionaire', '127 Hours' and 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen'.

Simon Beaufoy will incorporate songs from the film version of 'The Full Monty' into the play.

“Without Sheffield, there would be no 'The Full Full Monty'. It’s been a long road- via Hollywood- but finally the characters are coming back home to the place it all started. Or to put it another way, we are all genuinely chuffed to bits.”

Sheffield Theatres’ artistic director Daniel Evans said that since he took up the post he has been “eager to bring this funny and heartwarming story back to the city”.


'The Full Monty' will run in the Lyceum Theatre from Feb 1st to Feb 23rd prior to a short UK tour and a London opening..

Updated On: 5/14/12 at 09:39 AM
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Posted: 5/14/12 at 01:52pm
Would audiences not be disappointed that they're not seeing the musical version or was it not as popular in the UK as it was in the US? How will they distinguish between the two marketing wise and let people know that this is not the David Yazbeck musical?
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Posted: 5/14/12 at 03:20pm
It wasn't so popular in the U.K no.
U.K audiences wanted the British film on stage.

The producers of this are forward thinking and will be selling this as the new 'Calendar Girls' which is now in its 3rd record breaking year on the road in the UK and is booking into late 2013 already.
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bob8rich
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Posted: 5/14/12 at 04:26pm
Loved the Terrence McNally/David Yazbeck musical. But was bored silly by the original movie. So I'm afraid I would have zero interest in seeing this.
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Posted: 5/14/12 at 05:18pm
I'd be happy if it was as good a transfer to the stage as Brassed Off was.
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Posted: 5/14/12 at 06:06pm
A great photograph of the Lyceum!

I can't say that I'm a fan of these screen-to-stage adaptions but it's fair to say that the musical version got a "wtf?" reaction from Sheffield audiences.

There's a walking tour in Sheffield of the locations where the film was made.
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Posted: 5/14/12 at 06:50pm
God, isn't the Lyceum just one of the most beautiful theatres in the world!?
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Posted: 5/14/12 at 06:53pm
Scripps, being a man from Sheffield, weren't you one of The Full Monty.............
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Posted: 5/14/12 at 09:43pm
Seems odd to adapt The Full Monty again but I'm sure it'll be a hit, the musical isn't that bad but I can understand why it flopped in the UK.

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Posted: 5/15/12 at 08:46am
I can see it working. The musical was a huge flop here in Australia. When it closed one columnist summed it up - " No one wanted to see an Americanised musical version of a film we've all seen twice".
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Posted: 5/15/12 at 10:34am
Loved the film, hated the musical
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
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Posted: 5/15/12 at 10:58am
Simply gorgeous, yes!
To think it was nearly pulled down just a few years ago.




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Posted: 5/15/12 at 11:34am
Blimey!
It makes my local theatre look a bit plain.
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Posted: 5/15/12 at 07:50pm
This is what the Bristol Hippodrome SHOULD look like and evidence of why it needs a refurb. Come on ATG!
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Posted: 5/16/12 at 05:38pm
"Scripps, being a man from Sheffield, weren't you one of The Full Monty....."

I don't need a film as an excuse to get my trousers off.

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