Full Monty heads to London
The popular musical play version of the hit film The Full Monty will arrive in London next week.
Starting on February 20th, the play will enjoy a 16-week run in London's West End and is set to be very popular with fans of the Brit flick enjoying central London hotels.
Written by Oscar winning screenwriter of the film Simon Beaufoy, the musical, lasting two hours and 30 minutes, will be performed at the Noel Coward Theatre and will star Kenny Doughty in the lead role of Gaz.
Set in 1997, the plot focuses on six unemployed Sheffield steelworkers who are inspired to take to the stage by a visiting troop of male strippers to the area.
The film took over $250 million at the box office and was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Music Score. It also picked up the BAFTA Award for Best Film.
All of the classic songs from the movie will feature in the stage version, including Donna Summer's Hot Stuff, Hot Chocolate's You Sexy Thing and Tom Jones' You Can Leave Your Hat On.
The show has already attracted praise from the critics and has enjoyed a successful run over the past months in some of the UK's most popular venues, including the Theatre Royal Bath and the Lyceum in Sheffield.
Jonathan Brown from The Independent said: "It provides a brilliantly entertaining night out which was rapturously received by an audience that gave it a strenuous and richly-deserved standing ovation, sending hundreds of theatregoers spilling out into the streets laughing and happy.”
Tickets for the show are available now but selling quickly. They cost between £9.50 and £52.50 per person and are perfect for Full Monty fans enjoying weekend hotel breaks in London over the coming weeks.
Visitors can easily find the Noel Coward Theatre, which is just a short walk from Charing Cross mainline rail station and Leicester Square London Underground station.