The Full Monty at DeMontfort Hall

March 9, 2017


Niche Enjoy Rip-Roaring Night Out At The Full Monty Live

Back in 1997, (a decade ago would you believe!), a British Comedy made waves in the film industry with its gritty, honest and hilarious portrayal of six unemployed steel workers and their rise to fame in getting their kit off. 

The unlikely half-a-dozen strong crew’s story of rags to riches followed their story as they prepared to take their rags off in front of a live audience in a bid to generate some much-needed income. They practised their moves in the dole queue, providing plenty of laughs along the way. We loved the film as much as the rest of the world so jumped at the chance to catch the adapted for the stage version by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy at Demontfort Hall. 

Starring Gary Lucy, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain, Anthony Lewis, Kai Owen and a cast of fourteen we knew we were in for a treat. Directed by Jack Ryder, the play has been getting standing ovations every night, and boasts a prestigious UK Theatre Award for best touring production to boot. 

The Sheffield Theatres production is presented by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the multi award-winning producers of ART, Brief Encounter and Calendar Girls. Heartfelt, hilarious and feel-good the play features all the iconic scenes and classic songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.  The rip-roaring adaptation isn’t without it’s realism though, and the portrayal of the difficult economic times in which the film was set is communicated seamlessly here on stage with the human aftershocks of what it was like for these men who lost their livelihoods at the time, it cuts pretty deep. 

“Wow! What a night! It was absolutely hilarious and so much fun. I took some good friends along and having all loved the film I knew we would enjoy it, I just hadn’t realised quite how much! Highly recommended as the perfect girl’s night out.” Leanne Baker, Operations Director, Cross Productions. 

A great night out for a group of friends who could do with a giggle, The Full Monty isn’t family entertainment of course but it is a great grown-up bundle of laughs and emotion and this west end hit is right here in Leicester for a limited time only, catch it while you can!
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