A stage play adapted from the hit British film The Full Monty will open at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield next spring, according to The Daily Mail. Simon Beaufoy has adapted his 1997 Oscar-nominated screenplay for the stage.
The Full Monty tells the story of a father who, in order to raise some quick cash to maintain custody of his son, turns a group of unemployed Sheffield steelworkers into amateur male strippers.
Though Beaufoy is reportedly now setting the show in 1990 instead of the 1986-87 of the film, the setting will remain solidly in Sheffield. A musical version of the story, with a book by Terence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek, was set in Buffalo, in upstate New York. Starring Patick Wilson, the musical opened on Broadway in 2000 and earned ten Tony nominations.
The Full Monty film starred Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Paul Barber and Hugo Speer.