Review: The Full Monty, Mayflower Theatre

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The Full Monty is one of the UK’s most-loved comedy films. So when I took my seat at the Mayflower in Southampton, I had concerns about how the story would be portrayed.

I needn’t have worried.

The show is a laugh-out-loud, side-splittingly funny story of life in a Conservative-led era in Sheffield. Featuring songs from the film, it tells the story of a group of out-of-work steelworkers who decide to take the plunge and bare all in a bid to make a bit of cash.

Kenny Doughty plays lead character Gaz and truly does make the part his own. Craig Gazey stands out in his portrayal of confused, lonely and depressed character Lomper. His dopey and simple personality brings some hilarious one-liners, which left the entire audience in absolute hysterics.

The Full Monty is a hilariously entertaining and uplifting play which I would recommend to both men and women. You are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face. But the big question is, did they go all the way? Well, that would be telling. Until Saturday.