Looking for some hot stuff, baby, this evening? Well, the Sheffield Theatres’ stage adaptation of the hit British film The Full Monty has got you covered. The world premiere production (which is a straight play and not a revival of the 2001 musical version) will star Kenny Doughty, Craig Gazey, Simon Rouse, Keiran O’Brien, Roger Morlidge and Sidney Cole. Written by Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy and directed by Daniel Evans, the play will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield on February 2, 2013, with an official opening set for February 18.
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.
Doughty is best known as Sean from Sky TV’s Sky. Gazey won a TV Award for her role as Graeme Proctor on Coronation Street. Rouse played the role of DCI Jack Meadows on The Bill for nearly twenty years. O’Brien appeared as Matt in the film Nine Songs. Morlidge’s screen credits include The English Patient and Shakespeare in Love. Cole is a veteran of the international hit Absolutely Fabulous.
The production will feature set and costume design by Robert Jones, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, music and sound design by Ben and Max Ringham and choreography by Steven Hoggett. The show will also feature songs by Donna Summer, Rod Stewart, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.
After the show's Sheffield engagement, The Full Monty will embark on a U.K. tour with stops in Birmingham, Bristol, Canterbury, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Salford, Southampton, Southend and Leeds.