Local boys audition for the Full Monty the play

The Full Monty. William Snape and Robert Carlyle.
The Full Monty. William Snape and Robert Carlyle.

Sheffield Theatres is searching for four boys to star as Nathan in the world première of a new play of The Full Monty which opens at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield from Saturday 2 – Saturday 23 February 2013, before embarking on a national tour.

This world première production has been adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), who wrote the screenplay for the Fox Searchlight Pictures Motion Picture. The production will feature songs from the film by Donna Summer, Rod Stewart, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones and will rediscover the magic of the story of six Sheffield steelworkers with nothing left to lose. Directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans, who has been eager to bring the Sheffield based story back to the city since his appointment at the theatre, The Full Monty is set to be a highlight of the theatre calendar during 2013.

The role of Nathan is a fantastic opportunity for any boys interested in performing to be part of a professional production on a massive scale, getting the chance to work with professional actors, directors and industry professionals, as well as tour the UK with the production. Open auditions will take place in Sheffield on Saturday September 29 and Saturday October 6. The first audition will take place between 9.30am – 5.45pm in the Rehearsal Room at the Lyceum Theatre where auditionees will undertake group acting workshops led by Theatre Practitioner Sarah Clough and Assistant Director Jon Pashley.

The audition panel will consist of Associate Director Jack Ryder (Calendar Girls), Casting Director Sarah Bird and Chief Chaperone Carolann Copley-Tucci. Successful boys will be called back for a second audition on Saturday 6 October between 10am – 5pm at the Crucible Theatre, where they will work on the play text with Director Daniel Evans, Associate Director Jack Ryder and Assistant Director Jon Pashley.

Artistic Director Daniel Evans said: ‘This is an amazing opportunity for those young actors wanting professional stage experience to work in one of the country’s most exciting theatre complexes, and travel with the production across the UK as part of a nationwide tour. We know from previous experience that there are some extraordinary young performers in Yorkshire and the surrounding counties and I’m thrilled that we are able to offer this opportunity to those actors.’

Boys who wish to audition must be between the ages of 11 – 14 with a playing age of 11 – 12 years old. Successful auditionees, ideally living within an hour’s drive of Sheffield, must be available throughout the entire rehearsal and production period in Sheffield from Monday December 17 2012 – Saturday February 23 2013, and a subsequent national tour from Monday February 25 – Saturday May 4 2013.

Anyone interested in auditioning please download a registration form from Sheffield Theatres and return the form to nathanauditions@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

The Full Monty will take to the Lyceum stage from Saturday February 2 to Saturday February 23 2013. Tickets are priced from £9 – £30 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or by visiting Sheffield Theatres For more information about The Full Monty tour visit Full Monty the play