The Full Monty is still setting pulses racing around the county.
Former Hollyoaks, Footballers’ Wives and EastEnders hearthrob Gary Lucy is in the role of unemployed steel worker Gaz, with fellow TV actors playing the motley crew Gaz recruits as strippers.
They include Dinnerladies’ Andrew Dunn as Gerald, Brookside’s Louis Emerick as Horse and Corrie’s Rupert Hill as Guy.
The comedy drama, made famous with the 1997 film starring Robert Carlyle, has a lot of heart, says leading man Gary, 33. “He is likeable, a bit of a chancer,” he says of Gaz, who has fallen behind on maintenance payments and risks losing contact with his son Nathan.
“Gaz has had everything taken away from him, as all the guys have. They’re all unemployed and there’s quite a lot of resentment at the situation they find themselves in and the lack of opportunities.”
“Gaz pulls everyone together for the love of his son. He needs to get some money together so that he can continue to see him, as he’s got a court order to pay maintenance money which he hasn’t got. Because of the camaraderie he creates to encourage the men to strip and there’s a big pay-off at the end.”
The show is at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre from Monday, April 20 until Saturday, April 25. Tickets cost from £11. Visit www.orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.
It later returns to Bromley’s Churchill Theatre from Monday, October 19 until Saturday, October 24. Visit www.atgtickets.com/bromley.