Sunday 17 May 2015

The Full Monty

Last week I visited The Lyceum theatre in Sheffield to watch the brilliant "Full Monty" , the play of the marvellous film that was written about the demise of the steelworks in our own city of Sheffield in the 1980's (thanks to Mrs Thatcher!).

The play, like the film demonstrates perfectly the total and utter despair of the men that have lost their jobs when the unthinkable was happening.  And it shows the gritty northern humour that always shines through and helps carry people through and bonds them together in desperate time.

I have a knot in my stomach and a tear in my eye when Gerald strides out to "work" ever morning as he can't bring himself to tell his wife.
These times seem so long ago now but the effects still can be seen in this wonderful city of ours.
If you can catch the play, I urge you to.  It's moving and funny - a great night out! x


Lisa said...

It's such a good movie. Glad you enjoyed the play.
Lisa x

John Going Gently said...

The film gave sheffield its pride back..........its been proud ever since

Kay G. said...

Oh my, I would LOVE to see this as a play!!
We used to have a religion section in our newspaper and you might think this funny but there was a priest, a Baptist preacher and a rabbi (I know sounds like a joke LOL) but they all agreed that the movie "The Fully Monty" was one of the most positive movies and they recommended it!