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Baring all for their art!

PUBLISHED: 11:12 17 September 2010

Some of the Lowestoft Players cast preparing for the Full Monty

Some of the Lowestoft Players cast preparing for the Full Monty

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SET to thrill the Lowestoft audiences, the Lowestoft Players' eagerly awaited musical production of The Full Monty finally opens at the Marina Theatre all next week.

With a cast of 25 talented local men, women and two boys this musical adaptation of the 1997 Oscar and BAFTA nominated film opens next Tuesday for its six performance run.

Telling the story of Jerry Lukowski, played by Stephen Clark, and his best friend Dave Bukatinsky, played by David Higgins, Jerry - made redundant 18 months ago - is inspired to try his hand at stripping to make a quick buck and pay his increasing child maintenance bill.

Jerry and Dave are joined by Malcolm, played by Aaron Bolton, Horse, played by Mark Anthony, Harold, played by Ian Carter and Ethan, played by Chris Challis to form the group Hot Metal.

The story follows the men, their relationships with their wives and ex-wife, played by Julia Higgins, Judy Wheaton Mars and Beccie Simpson, and Jerry’s young son Nathan, played by Tom Higgins and Tommy Bennett (playing alternate performances).

Coached along by ‘pianist to the stars’ Jeanette, played by Deanne Dickson, it is soon clear that the six men are in over their heads, but will they chicken out in favour of saving their decency, or bare all, and give audiences the never before seen Full Monty?

The show features fantastic songs, is full of comedy and creative dance numbers, with three tantalising strip routines!

Tickets for the show are selling fast, with those who haven’t yet booked encouraged to contact the Marina Theatre box office on 01502 533200.

The show is running next week from Tuesday to Friday at 7.30pm, and at 4pm and 8pm on the Saturday.

Director Stephen Wilson said: “There is a real buzz about this show and with such a talented cast we should be in for great week… The audiences are going to love it and we can’t wait to get on the stage!”

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