A warming tale of dignity and laughter from a hit film has been brought to life on the stage production at the Blackpool Opera House.

Last night (Tuesday, December 5) Simon Beaufoy's 'The Full Monty' premiered on stage for 2023, celebrating the 25th anniversary of its film counterpart on a major national tour.

The Full Monty is a story of regular guys battling against the odds to reclaim their dignity and pride in Sheffield after the closure of the once-successful steel mills where they worked.

This fast and funny play is still very much of our time, as we are hit by a cost-of-living crisis that threatens many livelihoods today.

Protagonist Gaz and his mates are down on their luck and feel they have been thrown on the scrap heap, but they are determined to fight back and bare a little more than they ever thought they would have to.

One day, Gaz spots a crowd of women lined up outside a local club to see a striptease act, and is inspired to form his own striptease group using local men, hoping to make enough money to pay off his child support obligations. 

As in the 1997 smash hit film, this brand-new production is a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, laughs and heartbreak.


  • Danny Hatchard (Eastenders, Ridley Road, Our Girl, SCROOGE) as Gaz
  • Jake Quickenden (Footloose, Hair, X Factor, Dancing on Ice) as Guy
  • Bill Ward (Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Gerald
  • Ben Onwukwe (The Shawshank Redemption, Professor T, Marcella) as Horse 
  • Nicholas Prasad (Around the World in 80 days, The Comedy of Errors, Doctors) as Lomper.

The crowd roared for jokes from Onwukwe and strip-teases from Quickenden, and could not resist a standing ovation at the end of the night.

Rolling Stone reviewed it as "The classic British strip-com" with British Theatre describing it as "a story of our times".

Don't miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary experience, on in Blackpool until Saturday, December 9.

Book now to relive the music of the 90’s and have a great night out in the company of a group of lads as they work to put on the show of their lives.

Tickets start from £20.75.