- STARRING GARY LUCY, ANDREW DUNN, LOUIS EMERICK, JOE GILL, KAI OWEN and JAMES REDMOND
The ‘lunchbox’ has landed; Leeds audiences are invited to leave their hat on for the return of The Full Monty to Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 25 to Saturday 30 March2019.
Telling the story of six out-of-work, impoverished steel workers from Sheffield with nothing to lose, The Full Monty (based on the highly acclaimed, smash hit film by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy) has become one of Britain’s most successful stage shows featuring iconic songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones (amongst others).
Produced by multi-award winning theatre producers David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and directed by Rupert Hill, the all-star cast will be led again by Gary Lucy (Hollyoaks, EastEnders, The Bill, Footballers’s Wives, winner of Dancing On Ice). Joining Lucy is: Andrew Dunn (Dinner ladies,Bremner, Bird & Fortune) as Gerald; Louis Emerick (Coronation Street, Benidorm, Brookside, Last of the Sumer Wine) as Horse; Joe Gill (Emmerdale) as Lomper; Kai Owen (Torchwood, Hollyoaks) as Dave; and James Redmond (Hollyoaks, Casualty) as Guy.
Joining them will be Liz Carney as Jean, Amy Thompson as Mandy, Bryonie Pritchard as Linda and Keeley Fitzgerald as Sharon. Through these women we see the other side of the story, the challenging journey’s they face to stand by their men and how they ultimately take their hats off to them all.
The Full Monty is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 25 to Saturday 30 March2019
Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700
GARY LUCY INTERVIEW
Where were you born and brought up?
London East London / Essex
Where did you go to school/college/university/prison?
Wanstead, East London
I played football for Tottenham and Watford District county
Do you have any links / associations with any theatre / city / region in the UK?
Ireland: On my mum’s side in the south and also Northern Ireland in Port Rush. We were shipped off during the school holiday to stay with some relative or other, but they were the best times ….often spent in the pubs! Everyone was very friendly and I made some very good friends.
What have been your career highlights?
Hollyoaks rape storyline. It was a real baptism of fire, I was only 17. It was the first time male rape had been covered on British television and it was extremely well received. I won best newcomer at the British Soap Awards.
Footballers Wives … it was living the dream
The Full Monty. It was my first stage job. It would be difficult to follow so I’m not sure I’d do another one.
When you were training or not acting, what other jobs have you done? Anything unusual/interesting?
I was a market trader. My mum and dad had market stalls and I did it as a Saturday job. But not for long …. I got DreamTeam for Sky 1 when I was 16
I had a property company in Europe. It went well for a while, we had good run in Mallorca / Italy / Spain / Portugal. But eventually, like many others, we got caught by the financial crash because people stopped buying …
What hobbies/interests do you have?
Football , strip clubs, casinos … LOL
Do you have any unusual/interesting skills?
The Windmill … jokes!
Do you play any sports / what songs do you have on your gym playlist?
Any old garage tunes
Do you have a favourite song to dance to?
Not really. Any of the Irish / Christmas songs. Anything that evokes a memory. Things like Danny Boy. The Pogues
Do you have a favourite type of food / restaurant?
I love all food. I think Italian is my favourite and a good fry up for hangovers! And I do like a Guinness
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Wouldn’t you like to know!
Who would you like to see do The Full Monty?
Posh and Becks
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