MAODS drop everything for The Full Monty

THE 1997 British film was a smash hit, and the musical version of The Full Monty will bring the same touching storyline and laughs to The George Lawton Hall in April.

The Full Monty needs little introduction; it’s the story of a group of unemployed men who decide to become strippers to make some quick cash.

Mossley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society is presenting the musical version which is a little bit different from the film as it is set Buffalo in the USA.

Director John Wood said: “We’ve not rehearsed the final scene yet, but we’ve no doubt that it will be behind closed doors for the first few times!

“The cast has a vast amount of on-stage experience and we’re excited to welcome some newcomers to the MAODS company for this show.

“Tickets are now on sale and we’re expecting another sell-out, so our advice is to book early.”

The Fully Monty follows the story of a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo. While spying on their wives at a girls’ night out, they see how much they enjoy watching male strippers.

Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. They will put on their own strip show – but they’ll go one step further and do The Full Monty!

In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not only physically but emotionally.

As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men discover they’re stronger as a group, and that strength gives them the individual courage to ‘let it go’.

The live band will be under the musical direction of Paul Firth, and this production is directed by John Wood with choreography by Jane Wood.

MAODs are known for their high production values and great performances, so you will not want to miss this one, with its funny, touching storyline, great songs and the most revealing ending of any show! Leave the kids at home, drop everything and go take a look!

The show runs from April 15-20 every evening at 7.30pm, with a matinee performance at 2.15pm on the Saturday.

Tickets are £15 each for all performances and available online at: or on

To speak to the ticket secretary, call Pauline Davenport on 07717 594 274.

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