The Full Monty is a raucous, pop-rock-musical that takes it all off, and it’s coming to Sandgate Theatre this month.
Director, Lilian Harrington, said the musical was set in Buffalo, New York, but was “essentially the same story as the classic English film version, which became so popular”.
“The story is about a group of out of work mill workers who are inspired, by a troupe of out of town strippers, to put on a one-night-only strip show, as a means of earning some much needed money to help their families and pay their bills,” Lilian said.
The musical version of the cult film is an international, multi-award winning show. Its popularity comes from the show’s engaging melodies and the highly anticipated closing number of the show.
Besides being a lot of fun, Lilian believes the show also has an important message.
“The musical highlights issues about male pride, attitudes, values and beliefs in a working-class community.
“It also highlights the needs of those down on their luck, helping those in need, as well as encouraging them to help themselves; while at the same time the men have to address some embarrassing and personal issues, which they must overcome in order to get the desired outcome from their own show.”
Lilian has found some dedicated local talent to bring this show to life.
“I have no doubt that the public will enjoy the cast’s energy, sense of fun and jocularity.”
There are many songs that will be familiar for the audience, including ‘It’s a Woman’s World’, ‘Let it Go’, ‘He’s Got the Goods’, and one of the director’s favourites ‘Walk with Me’. There are also some funky dance routines created by Fay Richards. Vocals from Jane Louise Turner and music from Trish Kiessler are sure to create a wonderful vibe for the show.Bookings for the Full Monty can be made via www.sandgatetheatre.net or ph. 3283 2608.The Full Monty Friday 8 & 15 and Saturday 9 & 16 November 7.30pm Saturday 9 and Sunday 17 Nov 2pm Sandgate Town Hall