I believe in miracles! The Full Monty play, based on the 1997 smash hit British comedy film, is heading to The Alexandra in Birmingham in January 2024. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the film on a major national tour. Now baring everything, the full cast list of this scintillating play has just been announced too. You sexy thing!
This brand-new production follows down-on-his-luck Gaz and five other unemployed men that decide to form a male striptease act to make some money. And yes, we fully expect them to go “the full monty”. Expect a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, laughs and heartbreak, and plenty of men in the buff.
Gaz (played by Robert Carlyle in the movie) will be brought to life by Danny Hatchard, best known for his role as Lee Carter in BBC One’s EastEnders, and Gary in BBC One’s Not Going Out. While best mate Dave will be played by All Creatures Great and Small and Coronation Street actor, Neil Hurst.
The rest of the cast will be filled in by former X Factor contestant Jake Quickenden as Guy, Bill Ward (best known as Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street) as Gerald, Ben Onwukwe as Horse and Nicholas Prasad as Lomper. Other cast members include Oliver Joseph Brooke, Katy Dean, Laura Matthews, Danny Mellor, Adam Porter Smith, Suzanne Procter, Alice Schofield, and Leyon Stolz-Hunter. The young actors playing the role of Gaz’s son Nathan will be Cass Dempsey, Theo Hills, Rowan Poulton and Jack Wisniewski.
The Full Monty UK tour will kick off at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham on September 14. But the cast won’t strip off at The Alexandra in Birmingham until January 30 to February 3, 2024. Tickets to The Full Monty play are on sale now, which you can purchase here.
The Full Monty is the first co-production between the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Buxton Opera House, which recently became an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation. It is directed by Michael Gyngell, choreography and intimacy direction is by Ian West, Set and Costume design is by Jasmine Swan with Lighting design by Andrew Exeter and Sound Design by Chris Whybrow. The Casting Director is Marc Frankum.
To learn more about The Fully Monty UK tour head here.
The Full Monty UK tour dates:
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham – September 14 to 23, 2023
Opera House, Buxton – September 26 to 30, 2023
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry – October 2 to 7, 2023
Storyhouse Theatre, Chester – October 10 to 14
Grand Opera House, York – October 17 to 21, 2023
Theatre Royal, Norwich – October 24 to 28, 2023
Theatre Royal, Nottingham – October 30 to November 4, 2023
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton – November 7 to 11, 2023
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford – November 14 to 18, 2023
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre – November 21 to 25, 2023
Cardiff New Theatre – November 27 to December 2, 2023
Winter Gardens, Blackpool – December 5 to 9, 2023
Liverpool Empire – January 16 to 20, 2024
Grand Opera House, Belfast – January 23 to 27, 2024
The Alexandra, Birmingham – January 30 to February 3, 2024
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea – February 6 to 10, 2024
Opera House, Manchester – February 13 to 17, 2024
Theatre Royal, Glasgow – February 20 to 24, 2024
Newcastle Theatre Royal – February 27 to March 2, 2024
The Sands Centre, Carlisle – March 5 to 9, 2024
The Orchard Theatre, Dartford – March 11 to 16, 2024
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen – March 19 to 23, 2024
Leicester Curve – March 26 to 30, 2024
Theatre Royal, Bath – April 2 to 6, 2024
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury – April 9 to 13, 2024