THE FULL MONTY is at the GRAND OPERA HOUSE next week from Tuesday 17th October and we are delighted to announce that at payment points at bars and kiosks, donations can be made to Menfulness to help provide urgent counselling for men at crisis point.
These donations can be made (by card) throughout the week of the show until Saturday 21st October.
The show focuses on a group of men, coming together and building relationships for support in their community. Menfulness is a community charity group that provides events and support and encourages men to chat and socialise to help with mental health and well-being. They have just won a Community Pride award and are well known in the area for the fantastic work they do and the help they provide, including counselling support.
From the charity website: We are really proud to be able to offer men in York some professional counselling through a wonderful partnership with Serendipity. These sessions are already funded, but if you’d like to contribute you can do so here.
The Full Monty show: As in the 1997 smash hit film, this brand-new production, featuring the music of the 90s, is a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, laughs and heartbreak. There are no heroes in Simon Beaufoy’s heartfelt play, just a group of lads trying to regain their dignity and pride. This fast and funny play is still very much of our time, as again we are hit by a cost-of-living crisis. Gaz and his mates are down on their luck and feel they have been thrown on the scrap heap, but they are determined to fight back and bare a little more than they ever thought they would have to.
Starring Danny Hatchard (Eastenders, Ridley Road, Our Girl, SCROOGE) as Gaz, Jake Quickenden (Footloose, Hair, X Factor, Dancing on Ice) as Guy and Bill Ward (Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Gerald, with Neil Hurst (Fat Friends the Musical, All Creatures Great and Small, Coronation Street) as Dave, Ben Onwukwe (The Shawshank Redemption, Professor T, Marcella) as Horse and Nicholas Prasad (Around the World in 80 days, The Comedy of Errors, Doctors) as Lomper.