The Full Monty at The Lowry Review

The Full Monty
Lowry Theatre, Manchester

15-20 April 2013

A play by Simon Beaufoy

Reviewed by Marie Archer

We went to see stage adaptation of the 1997 BAFTA award winning film The Full Monty at The Lowry in Salford Quays, Manchester. My husband and I really enjoyed the play.

It is based on the highly successful film of the same name from 1997 about six out-of-work steel workers from Sheffield. Times were very hard and so in order to make some extra money they took to the stage to perform their famous routine – for one night only!

It is a hilarious show which touches on the very sensitive and difficult subject of unemployment in the steel industry, and the impact this has on the men and their families. The music was fabulous (floor filling classics by Tom Jones and Donna Summers to name just two!) and really got the audience involved – infectious humour and memorable performances by all of the cast members.

The play is rated as 12+ due to some of the language included but it is definitely one show not to be missed! I think everybody leaving the library theatre had the 'Hot Stuff' song by Hot Chocolate whizzing around their head for the rest of the evening!!! 

"Chuffing brilliant" as described by The Independent.

A must see show!

Tickets cost from £14-28. Running time: 160 minutes (approx.)

Rating: 5/5

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