BY ARRANGEMENT WITH KNIGHT HALL AGENCY LTD
THE FULL MONTY
SEPTEMBER 16-OCTOBER 1 2022 | SEASON 2022
WRITTEN BY SIMON BEAUFOY
DIRECTED BY Lesley Davis
Six long-term unemployed men, four of them steel workers, decide to form a male striptease act in order to brighten their worthless days and gather enough money to get somewhere else in life. For Gaz that means being able to see his son.
Based on the 1997 hit comedy film, The Full Monty is set in Sheffield, England where steel mills are closing, unemployment is high, and dignity is at a low. This is the one chance these men have to smile at life and make a little money along the way.
BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORIGIN THEATRICAL
NOVEMBER 11-26 2022 | SEASON 2022
WRITTEN BY TIM FIRTH
DIRECTED BY LEONIE WALSH
When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and her long-standing best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. With varying levels of encouragement, they persuade four friends and fellow members of the Women’s Institute (W.I.) to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar. They are assisted by hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence, who looked after John in his final days. This is much to the horror of the their local W.I. chairman, Marie.
Tim Firth’s hilarious play is based on the true story of eleven W.I. members who famously posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund in 1999.