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THEATRE NEWS: The Full Monty hits Belfast before the West End!

March 21st, 2013 by Marc Comments

Welcome to the first OFFICIAL Theatre news article from Following the Nerd. And what a bit of news to kick it off!


Drop Everything – The Full Monty is coming to the Grand Opera House from Monday 1st until Saturday 6th April! See it here first, prior to London ‘s West End !

In 1997, a BAFTA award-winning British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm. And now they’re back, live on stage, only this time, for them, it really has to be…The Full Monty.

Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar winning writer of the film, has now gone back to Sheffield where it all started to rediscover the men, the women, the heartache and the hilarity of a city on the dole.

This will be Simon’s first work for the theatre. His screen credits include 127 Hours, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Slumdog Millionaire which earned him an Oscar, Golden Globe and a BAFTA.

Featuring songs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones, The Full Monty is brought to the stage by award-winning director Daniel Evans, and stars Sidney Cole, Kenny Doughty, Craig Gazey, Roger Morlidge, Kieran O’Brien, Simon Rouse with Scott Anson, Tracy Brabin, Caroline Carver, Eamonn Fleming, Elaine Glover, Rachel Lumberg and Ian Mercer.

This Sheffield Theatres production is presented by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the multi award-winning producers of Art, Brief Encounter and Calendar Girls. Based on the Fox Searchlight Pictures motion picture.

The Full Monty runs at the Grand Opera House from Monday 1st until Saturday 6th April. Tickets start at £12.50 and can be purchased by logging onto, phoning Box Office on 9024 1919 or visiting the Box Office located in the theatre foyer.

Expect a FULL review soon…


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….