Hot stuff with The Full Monty

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Gary Lucy is to lead a cast of well-known faces when The Full Monty comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal.

Written by Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy and based on the much-loved movie, The Full Monty is dropping in at the Theatre Royal from February 16-21.

In 1997, a British film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm becoming one of the most successful British films ever made.

Now, the boys are back, only this time, they really have to go The Full Monty…live on stage.

Simon Beaufoy, who is the writer of the film, has gone all the way with this hilarious and heartfelt adaptation that’s getting standing ovations every night.

Gary Lucy (EastEnders, winner of Dancing on Ice, Footballer’s Wives) is Gaz; Andrew Dunn (best known as Tony in Dinnerladies as well for his regular appearances playing Alistair Campbell on Bremner, Bird and Fortune) is Gerald; Louis Emerick (Mick Johnson in Brookside and PC Walsh in Last of the Summer Wine) is Horse; and Rupert Hill (Jamie Baldwin in Coronation Street) is Guy.

The production also features the iconic songs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.

Tickets are £31.50 - £14 plus concessions.

See www.trch.co.uk or call 0115 989 5555.

nThe Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season returns to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal la Don’t miss out on four weeks of murder, intrigue, and mystery running from July 28–August 23.

First up is The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley, from July 28-August 2. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, a group of travellers hear tales of The Ghost Train.

Is there really a phantom train, or are there more earthly forces at work?

From August 4-9, it’s Shadow of the Ghost, a comedy thriller by Nicholas Ridley and Chris Ponka.

When the Lemon Tree Players decided to present a production of Arnold Ridley’s famous thriller The Ghost Train, little did they realise that they themselves would be wrapped up in a murder mystery to rival that of any fictitious plot…

The third play in the series is being presented from August 11-16 and is Fatal Encounter, by Francis Durbridge.

After Howard’s wife, Joanna, has committed a fatal shooting, he admits to being responsible.

However, how blameless can anyone ever be?

The season concludes from August 18-23 with Murder Weapon, by Brian Clemens. At first, the murder of Paul Tulliver appears to be an open and shut case.

But, as the police investigate the murder, it becomes apparent that all is not as it seemed.

Call the box office for ticket details on 0115 9895555.

n The John Wilson Orchestra will be making their latest appearance at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on November 16.

A hugely popular attraction around the country and beyond, their glamorous shows are always a joy.

John Wilson is one of the leading figures on the British classical music scene.

He specialises in conducting British classical music of the 20th century but also excels in the fields of light music, plus film and musical scores, many of which he has reconstructec for performance by his handpicked orchestra.

Booking early is essential to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are £46.50 - £22.50. See www.trch.co.uk or call 0115 989 5555.