Big ideas and little clothing as Full Monty opens in Cambridge

The Full Monty

The Full Monty - Credit: Archant

The story of six steelworkers’ big idea, but with very little clothing, is returning to the stage in Cambridge later this month.

After a sell-out week in 2014, The Full Monty is back from January 23 to 28, with Gaz, Gerald, Horse, Guy, Lomper and Dave delighting audiences again some 20 years after their debut in the classic 1997 film.

Starring Eastenders actor Gary Lucy as Gaz, the story follows the friends, who, after being laid off at the Sheffield steel mills, decide to change their luck.

Just about getting by selling scrap metal, Gaz and Dave stumble across a crowd of women lined up outside a local club to see a striptease act, and come up with the idea to form their own.

First to join the group is former mill security guard Lomper, then former foreman Gerald who they hope will teach them how to dance.

Horse and Guy quickly make up the final six, and the new friends begin to practice their act ahead of their one-night-only show – but there are plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy and directed by Jack Ryder, the production promises to be a hit with Cambridge audiences, receiving standing ovations every night since it started touring.

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As well as laughs, the show will also delve into the story behind each loveable character, tackling Gaz’s problems with child support payments, Dave’s body image issues, and Lomper’s depression.

Iconic songs from the likes of Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones are also set to feature.

Tickets start at £18, which includes a booking fee.

Shows are available at 7.45pm each night, as well as at 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday.

To book, call 01223 503333 or visit