After it opened earlier this month to great reviews, the stage adaptation of ‘The Full Monty’ was considered by many to be a sure-fire hit. What more could the West End want than a tale with heart, soul and, err, rather a lot of wang?
You’d expect people all over London to be lining up to chuck underwear at the troupe of loveable northern lads who bare all in the story of unemployed guys who take up stripping and turn their lives around.
But no, despite all its, ahem, endowments, producers have decided to close the show early on March 29.
It’s a move that’s deflated and baffled creatives involved, especially after news last week that ‘The Full Monty’ received an Olivier nomination for best new comedy.
In a statement, producers said: ‘Simply not enough of a West End audience shared in the excitement of this terrific production.’
‘The Full Monty’ will continue on tour, however, opening in Manchester on September 11. Maybe the rest of the country can get behind the ‘Hot Stuff’.
Read our review of ‘The Full Monty’ now.