Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781849434461
Binding: PaperBack

The Full Monty

Simon Beaufoy


In 1997, a BAFTA award-winning British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose took the world by storm. And now they’re back, live on stage, only for them, it really has to be The Full Monty.

Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning writer of the film, has now gone back to Sheffield where it all started to rediscover the men, the women, the heartache and the hilarity of a city on the dole.

The Full Monty was the winner of the UK Theatre Best Touring Production award 2013.

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ISBN13 9781849434461
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96



The Full Monty has been reborn as an uproariously entertaining Eighties-set play… West End producers are dying to get their mitts on it, and small wonder…. Every inch a whopping hit’ The Telegraph

‘Darkly joyous… this play could have rested on its laurels as sure-fire house filler in its home city. But instead it provides a brilliantly entertaining night out which was rapturously received [with] a strenuous and richly-deserved standing ovation, sending hundreds of theatregoers spilling out into the streets laughing and happy... Chuffing brilliant.’ Independent

‘Screen-to-stage adaptations are two a penny, but Simon Beaufoy's play, inspired by his own screenplay for the 1997 movie… is the full Monty in more than one sense. It's a raucous and touching piece of popular theatre that captures the mood of the 1980s, when a generation of men realised that their jobs-for-life in the steel industry were gone, and they were on the scrap heap…. this is a show with a heart the size of Sheffield. It's a total blast.’ Guardian  

‘Enjoyably fresh… It all, of course, culminates in the big strip of the title… But by now the men have revealed far more of themselves to ensure the ongoing popularity of this story and the warm glow of enjoyment that palpably spreads around the audience.’ The Stage