Screen to stage

Stage show: From the left, new Nathans Jay Olpin, Travis Caddy, Ewan Revill and Jack  Hillington outside The Lyceum.
Stage show: From the left, new Nathans Jay Olpin, Travis Caddy, Ewan Revill and Jack Hillington outside The Lyceum.
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WHILE filming a night scene for The Full Monty, Wim Snape remembers director Peter Cattaneo becoming frustrated as the sun started to come up and the take still wasn’t in the can.

“He couldn’t get it how he wanted,” says Wim. “Eventually he said: ‘Forget it, the film’s probably going straight to DVD anyway’.”

He was, it turns out, a little off the mark.

The Full Monty, released in 1997, wowed critics, made more than £250 million to become the then highest grossing movie in UK history, and won a Bafta for best film and an Oscar for best original music score.

The new stage show will star former Coronation Street star and Barnsley boy Kenny Doughty in the role of Gaz, made famous by Robert Carlyle. The new Nathan, meanwhile, will be played by four different schoolboys: Jay Olpin of Millhouses, Travis Caddy of Ranmoor, Ewan Revill of Burncross, and Jack Hollington from Lancashire.