Amy Thompson is a household name in the Entertainment Views HQ home, as a presenter of Channel Five’s Milkshake. She is currently treading the boards in the UK tour of The Full Monty.
In a time when jobs are hard to find, morale is down and hope seems far away, The Full Monty presents the tale of Gaz and his hilarious journey to keep seeing his son.
The Full Monty heads to Southampton from 11 to 16 February next year. Recently I caught up with the cast, including star Gary Lucy, and director Rupert Hill and we had a chat.
Appealing: Cheeky and rollicking, the touring production of The Full Monty also has its share of pathos and politics, and is a satisfying affair.
A 2016/2017 tour of Simon Beaufoy’s The Full Monty has been announced, set to open at Bournemouth on the 21st September 2016 and finishing at the Sheffield Lyceum on the 15th April 2017. The cast will be led by Gary Lucy, along with Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain and Kai Owen.
For those that haven’t seen the 1997 film, this is set in 1980’s Sheffield, the home of steel and hit by Thatcher’s governmental reform leaving desperation, depravity and heartache in its wake. How is it that a play telling a story such as this can be one of immense fun and heartwarming as well?