Are you ready for The Full Monty

The Full Monty - coming to Eastbourne next October. Photo by Matt Crockett SUS-150402-092947001
The Full Monty - coming to Eastbourne next October. Photo by Matt Crockett SUS-150402-092947001
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The multi-award winning, iconic film The Full Monty comes to life onstage in an exciting production touring the UK this autumn and comes to Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre from Monday, October 5 to Saturday, October 10.

The Full Monty, a film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers who decide to raise some cash by putting on a strip show, took the world by storm in 1997 and has become one of the most successful British movies ever made.

Now, the boys are back, only this time, they really have to go The Full Monty…live on stage.

Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, who’s also penned 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire and Salmon Fishing in Yemen, has adapted his hit film The Full Monty into a stage show, his first work for theatre.

Like the film, the play poignantly touches on issues such as unemployment, poverty and depression but also manages to pack in some laughs, a rousing soundtrack, and, of course, the famous stripping finale.

The star-studded cast includes Gary Lucy (Eastenders, Footballer’s Wives, Hollyoaks, The Bill) who plays main character Gaz; Andrew Dunn (Dinnerladies, Bremner, Bird and Fortune, Bouncers) is Gerald; Louis Emerick (Brookside, Last of the Summer Wine) is Horse; Martin Miller (The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock) is Dave; Bobby Schofield makes his stage debut as Lomper and Rupert Hill (Coronation Street) is Guy.

This new production 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.

On sale now! Catch The Full Monty and watch as Gaz, Gerald, Horse, Dave, Lomper and Guy shed their inhibitions and bring this film to life on stage at the Congress Theatre.

Tickets are priced from £14.50 to £29.50, to book call 01323 412000 or online at www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk