As The Full Monty – the play prepares to go out on a UK tour commencing in Bournemouth on 21 September 2016, producers have announced today the show has amassed an advance box office of over £5million. The company of Simon Beaufoy’s The Full Monty is led by Gary Lucy as Gaz, with Andrew Dunn as Gerald, Louis Emerick as Horse, Chris Fountain as Guy and Kai Owen as Dave. Anthony Lewis will now be playing the role of Lomper, as Joe Absolom had to withdraw due to contractual filming commitments. Winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production, extra performances have now been added at the Birmingham Hippodrome and Leeds Grand Theatre to cope with demand. The UK Tour of The Full Monty has design is by Robert Jones, choreography by Ian West, lighting by Tim Lutkin and sound by Sarah Weltman, with casting by Marc Frankum. … Read more
There are shreds and patches of key songs, which, like Wagnerian leitmotifs, bind the whole experience, make it less a concert and more a pop/rock/r&b opera. “What’s it all about, Alfie?” is a key theme, appearing constantly throughout and, in a simple way, it provides the intellectual underpinning to the experience. Riabko and Selzer ask what Bacharach’s music is all about and shows you their answer. Emotionally complex, beguilingly catchy, intensely human, and tuneful in an all pervading kind of way.