THE FULL MONTY Comes to The Marlowe
The story of six out-of-work, impoverished steelworkers from Sheffield with nothing to lose, the original film took the world by storm and the stage version has become one of Britain's most successful shows. It was adapted for stage by original scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy, whose other film credits include The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen and Slumdog Millionaire.
The cast will be led by Gary Lucy (Luke Morgan in Hollyoaks, EastEnders, The Bill, Footballers's Wives, winner of Dancing On Ice), who has made the part of Gaz his own, along with Andrew Dunn (best known as Tony in Dinnerladies and for his regular appearances playing Alastair Campbell in Bremner, Bird & Fortune) as Gerald, Louis Emerick (Mike Thornberry in Coronation Street, Norman the Doorman in Benidorm, Brookside, Last Of The Summer Wine) as Horse, Joe Gill (Finn Barton in Emmerdale) as Lomper, Kai Owen (Rhys in Torchwood & Pete in Hollyoaks) as Dave and James Redmond (Finn in Hollyoaks & Abs Denham in Casualty) as Guy.
Joining them will be Liz Carney as Jean, Amy Thompson as Mandy, Bryonie Pritchard as Linda and Keeley Fitzgerald as Sharon. Other cast members include Andrew Ashford, Stephen Donald, Alex Frost, Fraser Kelly and Lee Toomes.
This new production will be directed by Rupert Hill, whose credits include directing the films Leatherbird, Mole Hills, and Rolling With Punches. Rupert is also an actor and has been a previous Full Monty cast member and is known from Coronation Street (where he played Jamie Baldwin).
The Full Monty is at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury from Monday 28 January to Saturday 2 February. Tickets are available at marlowetheatre.com, or from the Box Office on 01227 787787.