The Full Monty to close 29th March at Noel Coward Theatre

The Full MontyKenny Doughty who stars as ‘Gaz’ in The Full Fonty has commented on Facebook today that the West End production of The Full Monty will end its West End run on Saturday 29th March 2014. It was due to run at the Noel Coward Theatre until 14th June 2014. The Full Monty has been nominated this year for an Olivier Award in “The Best New Comedy category”

Kenny Doughty stated the following:

“I’m devastated and heart broken.”

“Yesterday, on the day we had 2 full houses and 2 standing ovations. In the week our play got an Olivier nomination we were given the shocking news that the play is being pulled.”

“We were summoned to a full company call on stage immediately after curtain call – you could still hear the whoops and cheers from the audience behind the curtain as the producer gave us our 2 weeks notice. I am utterly devastated not only for myself but for every single soul that has given their all for this play. I am so incredibly proud of this play and everybody in the Full Monty company. We delivered night after night. The audiences loved it. We got amazing reviews. An Oliver nomination.”

“So it’s with a heavy heart that I announce that the final show of The Full Monty in the West End will be Saturday 29th March. We deserved better.”

Director: Daniel Evans
Cast    Kenny Doughty (Gaz), Craig Gazey (Lumper), Simon Rouse (Gerald), Keiran O’Brien (Guy), Roger Morlidge (Dave) , Sidney Cole (Horse), Scott Anson, Tracy Brabin, Caroline Carver, Eamonn Fleming, Elaine Glover, Rachel Lumberg, Ian Mercer.
Design by Robert Jones, Choreography by Steven Hoggett,
Produced by Sheffield Theatres and David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers

Set in Sheffield, England, The Full Monty tells the story of six unemployed men, four of them former steel workers, who decide to form a male striptease act.

The Full Monty
Noel Coward Theatre
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Show Opened: 20th February 2014

Page updated 18th October 2014