The Full Monty Musical has a book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek.
In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name.
It tells the story of six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales.
In 2002 Alex Belfield travelled to the West End to review ‘The Full Monty Musical’ at the Prince Of Wales Theatre London.
Alex met up with West End Star Gina Murray backstage…..
One of them, Jerry, declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they’ll go “the full monty” — strip all the way.
As they prepare for the show, working through their fears, self-consciousness, and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie.
Recorded 2002 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.