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JBShorts 16 – 53Two, Manchester

Writers: Sarah McDonald Hughes, Trevor Suthers, Dave Simpson, Justin Moorhouse, James Quinn, Peter Kerry and Lindsay Williams Directors: Martin Gibbons, Sue Jenkins, Alex Toyle, Rupert Hill, Aileen Quinn, Joyce Branagh Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin JBShorts has become a biannual fixture on the Manchester theatre scene and attracts large crowds every night to watch the selection of six 15-minute plays created by ...

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The Fully Monty – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Jack Ryder Reviewer: Mark Clegg When the movie The Full Monty opened in 1997 on the same weekend as the death of Princess Diana, it was suggested that its success was down to the public needing something to cheer them up at such a tragic time. There is no doubt an element of truth to this, ...

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The Full Monty – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Roger Haines Reviewer: Jess Rowe If you think you are going for a night of six men taking their kit off to the soundtrack of Tom Jones, you are only focusing on five minutes at most of The Full Monty. Simon Beaufoy presents a glorious stage adaptation of the 1997 film, covering it with a witty ...

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The Full Monty – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Roger Haines Reviewer: Rosie Revell Back in 1997 a film about unemployed steel workers turning to stripping to make a quick quid was an unexpected but massive hit. Original screenwriter Simon Beaufoy has turned his film script into a stage show that has lost none of its wit, warmth and ability to tug at the heartstrings. ...

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The Full Monty – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Roger Haines Writer: Simon Beaufoy Reviewer: Maggie Constable Milton Keynes Theatre has done it again! The Full Monty, a major hit with cinema goers in 1997, drops everything (not quite!) to appear this week! The show deals with six unemployed Sheffield steel workers who have absolutely nothing to lose in every sense. Now the guys are back and this ...

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The Full Monty – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Roger Haines Designer: Robert Jones Choreographer: Ian West Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett Based on the now infamous film, original screenplay writer Simon Beaufoy rewrites for the stage his 1997 movie The Full Monty. Set against the demise of Sheffield steel works, high unemployment and tough times in the wake of 80's Thatcherism, six assorted men from ...

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The Full Monty- New Theatre, Oxford

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Roger Haines Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer   Despite being nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, and receiving glowing reviews from critics, the West End version of The Full Monty closed after only five weeks. But in the play’s spirit of fighting back after you’ve been hit by unfortunate circumstances, this highly entertaining and fun ...

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The Full Monty – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Roger Haines Reviewer: John Roberts When it was released in 1997 The Full Monty broke British film box office records – mainly thanks to its working class northern roots and its setting within the recession of the 80s – this was a tale for the everyman with enough political weighting to make it accessible for the ...

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