Full Casting Announced for The Full Monty
The full cast is announced for Sheffield Theatres’ world première production of Simon Beaufoy’s The Full Monty directed by the company’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans. Leading the company are Kenny Doughty (Stella), Craig Gazey (Coronation Street), Simon Rouse (The Bill), Keiran O’Brien (Nine Songs), Roger Morlidge (The English Patient) and Sidney Cole (Absolutely Fabulous). Also announced today is an 11 venue national tour, following the run in Sheffield.
In 1997, a British film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers who had nothing to lose, took the world by storm taking $256 million worldwide and becoming one of the most successful British films ever made. And now the boys are back, live on stage, only this time, for them, it really has to be….THE FULL MONTY.
Yorkshire born Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar winning writer of the film, has gone back to Sheffield where it all started to rediscover the men, the women, the heartache and the hilarity of a city on the dole.
The Full Monty opens at the Lyceum Theatre on Saturday 2 – Saturday 23 February 2013. The production will then tour to Birmingham, Bristol, Canterbury, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Salford, Southampton, Southend and Leeds.
Kenny Doughty (Sean in Sky TV’s Stella) is Gaz; Craig Gazey (winner of the national TV Award for Graeme Proctor in Coronation Street) is Lomper; Simon Rouse (DCI Jack Meadows in The Bill, a role he played for almost 20 years) is Gerald; Keiran O’Brien (Matt in Michael Winterbottom’s infamous film Nine Songs) is Guy; Roger Morlidge (The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love) is Dave and Sidney Cole (Macduff in Macbeth directed by Max Stafford-Clark, Absolutely Fabulous) is Horse.
Completing the company are Scott Anson, Tracy Brabin, Caroline Carver, Eamonn Fleming, Elaine Glover, Rachel Lumberg, and Ian Mercer.
Based on the Fox Searchlight Pictures Motion Picture, the production will also feature the iconic songs from the film by Donna Summer, Rod Stewart, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.
This will be Simon Beaufoy’s first work for the theatre. His screen credits include winning a BAFTA for The Full Monty, 127 Hours, Salmon Fishing in Yemen and winning an Oscar for writing Slumdog Millionaire.
The Full Monty is directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans. Since taking up the post, it has been one of his ambitions to bring The Full Monty back home to Sheffield. He directs Dominic West and Carly Bawden in My Fair Lady this Christmas at the Crucible.
Design is by Robert Jones, whose recent credits include_ Calendar Girls, Much Ado About Nothing_ starring Catherine Tate and David Tennant, Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company & BBC TWO) and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Royal Court, West End and Broadway).
Choreography is by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), lighting by Tim Lutkin, music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham (Democracy) with casting by Sarah Bird.
This Sheffield Theatres production is presented by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the multi-award winning producers of Art, Brief Encounter, God of Carnage and Calendar Girls.
*The Full Monty will take to the Lyceum stage from Saturday 2 February to Saturday 23 February 2013. Tickets are priced from £9.00 – £30.00 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or by clicking here.*
For more information about The Full Monty tour visit fullmontytheplay.com.