- Posted By: Glenn Rice on: Tue, 30th Apr 2013 at 3:30pm
A brand-new stage adaptation of '90s movie classic The Full Monty will begin performances at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre on 27 February 2014 and run until 14 June. The film's original writer Simon Beaufoy himself has re-styled his comic drama about a group of Northern steelworkers who turn to stripping as a potential way out of their down-at-heel existence.
Following its Sheffield premiere in February, the play has recently been wowing audiences on a successful UK tour.
The show stars Kenny Doughty (pictured) as Gary 'Gaz' Schofield, alongside Craig Gazey and Simon Rouse.
Doughty has appeared on TV in Coronation Street, Stella, New Tricks and Shameless. His films include I Want You and Julie Taymor's Titus. His theatre credits include Troilus and Cressida at the Old Vic, Present Laughter at the Royal Exchange and Accomplices at the National Theatre and Sheffield Crucible.
Gazey is best-known for his popular stint as Graeme Proctor in Coronation Street. His theatre appearances include Third Floor at Trafalgar Studios and a UK tour of Funny Peculiar.
Rouse's best-known role is Superintendent Jack Meadows in The Bill. His other TV work includes Boon, Robin of Sherwood, The Professionals and Casualty. Recent stage work includes When We Are Married at the Garrick Theatre and The Bomb at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn.
Women in particular have been responding especially well to The Full Monty on tour, just maybe because the cast really do deliver on the promise of the show's title at its climax. However, skilful lighting ensures that you won't get too much of an eyeful.
If its reception on tour is anything to go by, The Full Monty looks certain to be a hit in the West End. Tickets to see the show at the Noel Coward Theatre are available now. For more info and to book, click here.