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Preview: The Full Monty at Sunderland Empire

The Full Monty
Sunderland Empire
Monday 20th – Saturday 25th March 2017


The 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy’s The Full Monty, which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production will play Sunderland Empire for one week only from Monday 20thSaturday 25th March 2017with tickets on sale from Thursday 19 May 2016.

Andrew Dunn, Joe Absolom, Chris Fountain,
Gary Lucy, Louis Emerick, Kai Owen
Photo: Matt Crockett
The cast will be led by Gary Lucy (Danny Pennant in EastEnders, DS Will Fletcher in The Bill, Kyle Pascoe in Footballer’s Wives, Luke Morgan in Hollyoaks, winner of Dancing on Ice) as Gaz, along with Joe Absolom (Matthew Rose in EastEnders and Al Large in Doc Martin) as Lomper, Andrew Dunn (best known as Tony in Dinnerladies and for his regular appearances playing Alastair Campbell on Bremner, Bird and Fortune) as Gerald, Louis Emerick (Mick Johnson in Brooksideand PC Walsh in Last of the Summer Wine) as Horse, Chris Fountain (best known for his roles as Justin Burton in Hollyoaksand Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street, runner-up of Dancing on Ice) as Guy and Kai Owen (best known for his portrayal of Rhys in Torchwood and recently played Petein Hollyoaks) as Dave.  

In 1997, a British film about six out-of-work Sheffieldsteelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm becoming one of the most successful British films ever made.  The story still resonates today, probably more so now than ever. 

Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar- and BAFTA-winning writer of the film, has adapted his own screenplay for this hilarious and heartfelt stage production, which features the iconic songs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.

The Full Monty is Simon Beaufoy’s first work for the theatre. His screen credits include The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Salmon Fishing in Yemen,127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire, as well as The Full Monty.

Louis Emerick, Andrew Dunn, Chris Fountain,
Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Kai Owen
Photo: Matt Crockett
The UK Tour of The Full Monty is directed by Jack Ryder.  His directing credits include national tours of Calendar Girls and the short film Act of Memory with Claire Skinner, Owen Teale and Anna Massey, which was officially selected for nine international festivals around the world including the Cannes Film Festival.  As an actor, Jack is probably best known as Jamie Mitchell in EastEnders, a role he played for four years.

Design is by Robert Jones, choreography by Ian West, lighting by Tim Lutkin and sound by Sarah Weltman, with casting by Marc Frankum.

The 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy’s The Full Monty, based on the Fox Searchlight Pictures motion picture, is presented by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and is a Sheffield Theatres production.

Facebook:         The Full Monty UK
Twitter:                @FullMontyPlay / #fullmonty

Tickets are available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at*
*Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your standard network charge. Booking fees may apply to telephone and online bookings

21-24 September           BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion                                  0844 576 3000

26 Sept – 1 Oct              NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal                            0115 989 5555 
3-8 October                   MILTON KEYNES Milton Keynes Theatre            0844 871 7652                            
10-15 October               NORWICH Theatre Royal                                01603 630000

17-22 October               INVERNESS Eden Court                                   01463 234234

24-29 October               EDINBURGH King’s Theatre                              0131 529 6000

31 Oct – 5 Nov              MANCHESTER Opera House                            0844 871 3018
                             ON SALE 19 MAY

7-12 November             LIVERPOOL Empire                                          0844 871 3017

14-19 November            BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome                             0844 338 5000

21-26 November            CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre                 029 2063 6464 

28 Nov – 3 Dec              LEEDS Grand Theatre                                      0844 848 2700

16-21 Jan                       NORTHAMPTON Royal and Derngate             01604 624811                                                                 ON SALE SOON           

23-28 Jan                       CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre                                01223 503333                                                            ON SALE SOON                       
30 Jan – 4 Feb               BELFAST Grand Opera House                          028 9024 1919
                                                                       ON SALE SOON    

6-11 February                 SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn                           01743 281281

13-18 February               DARTFORD Orchard Theatre                           01322 220000

20-25 February               CANTERBURY Marlowe Theatre                       01227 787787

27 Feb – 4 March           GLASGOW King’s Theatre                               0844 871 7648
                             ON SALE SOON
6-11 March                     LEICESTER De Montfort Hall                             0116 233 3111

13-18 March                   BRADFORD Alhambra Theatre                        01274 432000  
                                                   ON SALE SOON

20 – 25 March 2017        SUNDERLAND Empire Theatre                         0844 871 3022

                             ON SALE 19 MAY

27 March – 1 April          LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru                            01492 872000                                                                                                                   

3-15 April                        SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre                              0114 249 6000
                                                     ON SALESOON

Further dates to be added

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