Cast

 

Gary Lucy

Gary Lucy - Gaz

Gary has had an extensive career on-screen starring in some of the UK’s leading television shows.

His credits include recently playing for eighteen months the role of Danny Pennant in EastEnders (BBC), four years as DS Will Fletcher in The Bill (ITV), starring alongside Ray Winstone in She’s Gone (ITV), three series of Footballer Wives starring as Kyle Pascoe (ITV), and Luke Morgan in Hollyoaks (Channel 4), a role he played for 3 years winning the Best Newcomer Award at the British Soap Awards.

Gary’s other credits include The Missing with Pauline Quirk (BBC), Casualty (BBC), the one-off drama Whatever It Takes (ITV) as well as becoming a champion in Dancing on Ice (ITV).

Andrew Dunn

Andrew Dunn - Gerald

Andrew has appeared in numerous television series including Dinnerladies, Coronation Street, Holby City, 55 Degrees North and The Knock. Comedy roles as 'Tony' in Dinnerladies and Alastair Campbell in Bremner, Bird and Fortune (for 7 years) have made Andrew a well-known face.

Extensive theatre work includes The Railway Children (King's Cross Theatre), The Full Monty (UK Tour), The Price of Everything (Scarborough), Kay Mellor's A Passionate Woman (Hull) and Art and Brassed Off (both at Theatre Royal, York). Andrew was also in the original cast of John Godber's  Up 'n' Under, Bouncers and Catherine Cookson's Fifteen Streets.

Film work includes roles in The Knife That Killed Me (to be released), Mr Right, Popcorn, The Jealous God, Ali G Indahouse and Between Two Women.

Andrew has recently performed the role of Mr Shandy in York's Theatre Royal's production of Ishandy and has just finished a tour of Brassed Off.

Andrew lives in York with his wife and son.

Louis Emerick

Louis Emerick - Horse

Louis Emerick is a much loved British TV actor, best known for his portrayal of Mick Johnson in the soap opera Brookside and for his recurring role of PC Walsh in Last of the Summer Wine.

Louis was born in the Toxteth area of Liverpool. He started out his theatrical life acting and singing in amateur productions, in particular being a long time member of Genesis Theatre. After the theatre group broke up in 1982 he went on to further his career and subsequently turned professional. Early screen appearances include; Home to Roost, Floodtide and the TV movie Ball-Trap on the Cote Sauvage.

In 1989 Louis joined the popular Channel 4 series Brookside and remained with the show for another twelve years. On his departure Louis immediately went on to secure numerous television credits in shows such as Cold Feet, The Bill, Merseybeat, Holby City, Doctors, Trexx & Flipside, Mile High and the semi-regular role of Mike Bateman in Casualty. He could be seen in the Jimmy McGovern series Justice for BBC TV, as Peter O'Brian in Waterloo Road, and Last of the Summer Wine - a show which he appeared in (on and off) for over twenty years!

On film, Louis has appeared as Carl in Tomorrow, Billy in Fruit Machine, Colour Blind, and as Trevor in Layer Cake alongside Daniel Craig, directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Alongside his numerous screen credits, Louis has proven himself as a highly accomplished and critically acclaimed stage actor. Notable theatre credits include; A Little Pinch of Chilli (Liverpool Everyman); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui alongside Mark Rylance (Contact Theatre, Manchester); On the Ledge (Royal Court, Liverpool), Siswe Banzi is Dead (Stephen Joseph), Master Harold & the Boys and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (both at the Liverpool Everyman), Claudius in Hamlet (Horseshoe Theatre Company), Basil and Beattie (Royal Exchange) and most recently the National Tour of Soap Opera , Bouncers at the Royal Court, Liverpool and productions of Jim Cartwright's Two (Manchester, Liverpool and St Helen's).

Recent TV credits include New Tricks, Doctors and Silent Witness (all for the BBC), Channel 4's Hollyoaks Later, Crime Stories for ITV, the feature film Lapse of Honour and the recurring role of Norman the Doormen in ITV's Benidorm.

Louis returns to the role of Horse in The Full Monty having previously been seen playing the role to great acclaim on the 2014 & 2015 National Tours.

Anthony Lewis

Anthony Lewis - Lomper

Anthony is an actor working across television, film and theatre.

His extensive television credits include regular Marc Reynolds in Emmerdale, Casualty, The Syndicate, Doctors, Frankenstein's Wedding, Holby City, Everything But The Ball, Torchwood, Respectable, Girls in Love, Dalziel & Pascoe, Children’s Ward, My Dad's A Boring Nerd, Adam's Family Tree, Cardiac Arrest, Cracker, A Touch of Frost, The Detectives and Heartbeat.

Stage includes Whose Life is it Anyway? (Frinton Summer Theatre) Not Again (Old Red Lion) A Passionate Woman (Hull Truck/Oldham Coliseum/Ipswich New Wolsey) High Level Cleaning(Rollem Productions) and Broken Voices (The New Company).

Film includes A Passionate Woman, Girls' Night and This Is Personal: The Hunt for The Yorkshire Ripper.

Chris Fountain

Chris Fountain - Guy

Chris's acting career began at the tender age of 10, playing the role of Gavroche in Cameron Macintosh's touring production of Les Misérables. He then continued in the musical theatre world, landing the part of The Artful Dodger in Oliver! before taking on a second stint in Les Mis.

It was at around 13 years old that Chris made the venture into the world of television. His first ever role came in the form of Dean in Russell T Davies' critically acclaimed Bob & Rose as well as appearances in The Royal, Where The Heart Is, Burn It and Blood Strangers before joining the cast of Channel 4's Hollyoaks in 2005.

Chris' six year long portrayal of Justin Burton brought him plenty of acclaim through nominations and awards, most notably, taking home Best Actor at the 2008 British Soap Awards. Other awards include Best Storyline (2006) and Most Spectacular Scene (2008).

During his time on the Channel 4 soap, Chris also took part in entertainment shows, Just The Two Of Us (BBC) and was runner up on the 2008 series of ITV's Dancing On Ice. In the following 3 years Chris would go on to perform in the show's hugely successful live tour, taking home 2 overall tour winner's trophies!

Guest roles then came in Casualty and Five Days as well as taking some time to tread the boards in Dougal Irvine's Departure Lounge at the Waterloo East theatre.

Away from acting, Chris is also an active DJ and music producer.

Kai Owen

Kai Owen - Dave

Kai Owen was born and bred in Llanwrst North Wales. He trained at Mountview. He is an associate actor at Theatr Clwyd.

Theatre credits include, Hosts of Rebecca, Twelfth Night, Under Milk Wood, Song Of The Earth, Rape Of The Fair Country, The Secret, Word For Word, An Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, Silas Marner, As You Like It, A Chorus Of Disapproval, The Winslow Boy, Aristocrats, A Portrait Of The Artist As Young Dog, Glengarry Glen Ross - Theatr Clwyd. The Tempest, Richard III - Stafford Castle. Blue Remembered Hills - Torch Theatre. A Life Of Ryan And Ronnie - Sgript Cymru. Relatively Speaking - Gatehouse. Ying Tong - A Walk With The Goons - West End.

Television Credits include, Rocketman (BBC), Fun At The Funeral Parlour (BBC), Casualty (BBC), Waterloo Road (BBC), Being Human (BBC), The Syndicate (BBC), Doc Martin (ITV).

Kai is a familiar face on Welsh television, appearing in Gwaith Cartref, Y Pris, Tipyn o Stad, Treflan and Pobol y Cwm all for S4C.

Kai is best known for his portrayal of Rhys in the worldwide hit series Torchwood created by Russell T Davies.

In 2015 Kai was cast as Pete on Channel 4's Hollyoaks. He was involved in an extremely powerful storyline that, along with support from the NSPCC, gained great acclaim from critics and audiences alike.

Stephen Donald - Barry/Terry

Stephen was born in Liverpool and trained at Bretton Hall.

Theatre includes Bread (Dominion Theatre, London), Mickey in Blood Brothers (West End and national tour), Troy (Oldham Coliseum, Road, (Joseph Rowntree, York and Cambridge), A Royal Pardon (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), Windermere and Madonna and Me (Actors Studio, Liverpool), Little Boy (Union Theatre), Endgame )Melton Mowbray) and an adaptation of The Unlimited Dream Company, Sinbad (Thwaites Theatre, Blackburn and South Shields), The Beast in Beauty and The Beast (Billingham Forum and Tameside Hippodrome) and Captain Hook in Peter Pan (Billingham Forum). He has also appeared in many pantomimes including King Rat in Dick Whittington (Georgian Theatre Royal), Fox DJ in Pinocchio (Darwen Library Theatre and The Bridge House Theatre, Warwick) and Abanazer in Aladdin (Colne, Oswaldtwistle and Cannock), King Rat alongside John Tomson (Middleton Arena).

Television includes the regular character Carl Banks in Brookside, Mersey Beat, The Lawlord, and Carla Lane's Screaming. Other credits include Clocking Off (Red Productions),The Bill, The Josie Lawrence Show, Simone Valentine and Always and Everyone (Granada). Ian Brady in Martina Cole's LadyKillers, the regular character Nick Freeman in Springhill written by Russell T Davies. He appeared as the dodgy drug dealer Gary in Emmerdale and has had guest lead roles in Holby City and Doctors.

Film includes the award winning short Waving At Trains starring Pete Postlethwaite.

Stephen has written and performed his own play Club (Kings Head) Still Here  (Lion and Unicorn Theatre). He wrote and performed Keeping The Fete which premiered at the Georgian Theatre Royal and has since adapted it further for the stage. It has also been recorded and produced for radio.

He has provided many character voices, notably for the animated Mole's Christmas alongside Richard Briers.

He has also been vocalist and written songs with several bands. He lives in London with his lovely wife Martha.

Philip Knight - Man 1

Philip gained a degree in musical theatre from the University of Manchester and has been performing professionally for 17 years.

Theatre includes Agamemnon with renowned German director Astrid Vehstedt (London Actors Group at the Courtyard Theatre London), Edward in Pinter's A Slight Ache (Salford Arts), Thomas Appleton in the wartime musical, Pack Up Your Troubles (Quays Theatre, The Lowry Salford) and John Hinckley Jnr in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins (Double RR Productions at the Dancehouse Theatre). Other credits include national tours of Scooby Doo and the Funland Phantom and Scooby Doo and the Spooky Sea Monster. Pantomime includes Alderman Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (Salford Arts), Ugly Sister in Cinderella (Medina theatre, Isle of Wight) and national tours of Sleeping Beauty (M&M Productions)and Romeo & Juliet (Black Cat Theatre Company),

Television and internet includes The Noughtiest viral for Microsoft Small Business, Go Outdoors and JCB Batteries.

David MacCreedy - Alan/Alf/Reg

David trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Theatre includes Les in Bouncers directed by John Godber (Wakefield), Titch McReavie in The Flame-Haired Dynamo (Hull Truck Theatre), Lucky Eric in Bouncers (Gala Theatre ,Durham), Lennox in Macbeth, Streetcar named Desire, Love on the Dole, The Enemies Within ( Bolton Octagon Theatre), Studs (Hull Truck Theatre), Mad Forest (Royal Court Theatre and National Theatre Bucharest), Imagine Drowning (Hampstead Theatre), The Changing Room (Royal Court Theatre), End of the Food Chain (Scarborough),  A Who's Who of Flapland (Nottingham) and Passion Killers, Stand and Billy Liar (Hull Truck).

Television includes The Accused, Hit and Miss IStreet TV, Shameless (ITV), Criminal Justice 2, Paradox  (BBC TV)  George Gently ,The Street (ITV), Longford (Granada & HBO), Coronation Street, Eastenders, Murphys Law (Tiger Aspect), Dangerville (Carlton), North Square (Company TV), The Bill 'Brittaniamania'(four part special), Dare to Believe and Pork Pie(LWT), Combat Sheep (Baby Cow), Border Café (BBC), City Central, Vanishing Man and Cops (BBC), Smack the Pony and A Touch of Frost (YTV), Bugs (Carnival Films), Dance to the Music of Time (C4), A Time to Dance (BBC), Northern Lights (Granada), Doctors (BBC), The Cinder Path (Tyne Tees), Heartbeat (YTV),  Our Friends in the North (BBC), Casualty (BBC), Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC),  The Lightning Kid (BBC),  All Quiet on the Preston Front series I & II and Preston Front III (BBC). Television films include Bostocks Cup (LWT), Staying Up (BBC), The Walk (Granada) and Faith (BBC).

Film includes Captives, Mavis and the Mermaid, Kinky Boots, Up n' Under and Goal II.

David wrote directed a documentary marking the 20th anniversary of the Falklands War entitled The Pilgrimage and has just published a book of photographs, Pictures from Far Away.

Andy McSorley - Brian/Policeman 1

Andy trained at East 15 Acting School and has been London based ever since.

Theatre includes The Applecart, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Their Very Own and Golden City, Fur Coat and No Knickers, Brood, Road and Cinderella.

Television includes A Young Doctor's Notebook with Daniel Radcliffe and John Hamm (Sky), Call the Midwife, Doctors, At Home with the Georgians (BBC)and Where the Heart Is (ITV)

Andy has most recently been seen as Barry Catchpole, Head Buyer in a series of adverts for AO.com. He also featured with Alexander the Meerkat in an ad for Compare the Market.

Film includes Harry Haddon Bell in Miss Potter appearing alongside Renee Zellwegger.

Andy has also been performing stand up comedy across the UK and to sell out crowds at Edinburgh Festival for the last five years.

Laura Mould - Sharon/Job Club Employee/Michelle

Laura trained at Manchester school of Theatre drama school where she completed her BA(Hons) Acting Degree. She's an associate of the London College of Music having completed her ALCM musical theatre performance and teaching diploma.

Laura recently made her television debut as Jane Henshaw in Coronation Street.

Theatre includes Dr Faustus directed by Toby Frow (Royal Exchange) and Funny Turns directed and written by John Godber (Hull Truck Theatre).

During her training, Laura's credits at the Capitol Theatre included Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street directed by Chris Hayes, Cynthia Dann in Player's Angels directed by Joyce Branagh and Brenda/ Molly/ Mrs Bald/ Scotch Girl in Road directed by Mark Babych.

Brook Exley - Nathan

11 year old Brook from Doncaster makes his stage debut in The Full Monty. He has a younger sister. Brook started drama classes at the age of 4 and now attends Starstruck Academy in Doncaster.

Theatre includes: Jack in Into the Woods (Cast Theatre, Doncaster) and an Urchin in Les Miserables (Library Theatre, Sheffield.

Television includes: Timmy in the CBBC series Harriet’s Army.

Brook has also featured in many voice over campaigns including one for the Harry Potter Studios. He is very excited to be joining the national tour of The Full Monty playing the role of Nathan.

Fraser Kelly - Nathan

Fraser Kelly is 12 years old and lives in Scunthorpe with his Dad John, Mum Amanda, his older brother Connor and his younger sister Daisy-Mae.

Fraser started dance lessons at the age of 3 at The Leanne Charlton school of Dance and Ballroom and Latin and last year he came third in the British classical sequence champions in Blackpool. His first professional role was as the Young Boy in Yerma for Hull Truck.

His other credits include Urban in the feature film Urban and the Shed Crew starring Richard Armitage and Anna Friel. commercials for Allianz, Domino's Pizza, Rowse Honey and a Bad Santa Promo with Gordon Ramsey, Jim in the short film Ella and Louis and Willy Wonka in Charlie and Chocolate Factory.

Fraser is really looking forward to playing the role of Nathan in The Full Monty and seeing lots of different cities on the tour. He would like to dedicate his performances to his lovely family and thanks them for all their support.

Ewan Phillips - Nathan

Ewan is 11 years old, lives in Lymm and is the youngest of 4 children.
Ewan was inspired into acting by watching his big sister perform when he was younger.
He trains at Little Stars Stage School in Appleton, where he is passionate about his acting, dancing and singing. His hobbies include football, ballet and hockey. He has also followed his big brother and Dad into cricket, and is a keen wicketkeeper, training with Cheshire County.

Television includes: Timothy Howlett in The Mill (Channel 4, Darlow Smithson Productions)and A-Z World War 1 (BBC Learning).

Commercials include: The Co-Operative Serve Chilled, Princes JUCEE Idents (Nickelodeon)and Co-Operative Food Gas.

He is very excited to be playing the role of Nathan.

Emily Aston

Theatre includes: Paulette in Warhorse (UK tour), Sarah in Foxfinder and My Romantic History (Gothernburg English Speaking Theatre), Sarah in What People Do (Visceral Theatre, Old Vic Tunnels), Jaquinetta in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Northern Broadsides), Ada Figgins in Hobson’s Choice (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Rita in Billy Liar (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Faith in The Naked Truth (Theatre Productions tour), Kate in The Pretenders Agenda (Players Theatre), Rachel Hicks in Bad Girls: The Musical (Garrick Theatre),  Shelley-Louise in Martha, Josie and The Chinese Elves (Birmingham Rep and tour), Kelsey in The Lovers (Live Theatre, Newcastle), Once Upon a Time in Wigan (Urban Expansion tour), Rita in Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Tina in A State Affair (Out of Joint at Soho Theatre), Karen in So Special (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Miss Kerosene in Ghosts From a Perfect Place and Headlands (Octagon Bolton).

Television includes: Hollyoaks, Doctors, Trollied, This in England 88, The Bill, Heartbeat, Comedy Lab – Slaterwood, Sinchronicity, Robin Hood, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, After Thomas, Funland, Dealing with Disasters, Blackpool, Conviction, Holby City, Between the Sheets, This is Now, Heartbeat, London’s Burning, Peak Practice, Where the Heart Is, Becky Palmer in Coronation Street, Casualty, Covington Cross, Growing Pains, Sally in Children’s Ward and Small Tess in Oranges are Not the Only Fruit for which Emily was nominated for the BAFTA for Best Television Actress.

Film includes: Marie in Northern Soul, Patti in Dead Man’s Shoes, Millions, Heartlands and Katherine in Butterfly Kiss.

Rachel Finnegan

Rachel trained at LAMDA.

Theatre includes: Red Velvet (Tricycle Theatre, London and St Ann’s Warehouse, New York), Dorine Demonte in The Tartuffe and Miss Burnster in The Trial (Southwark Playhouse and York Theatre Royal) and Clytemnestra in The Oresteia (Belt Up).

Television includes: Death Comes to Pemberley (BBC).

Film includes: Daisy in The Carrier.

During her training, Rachel’s credits included Florence Crompton in Spring and Port Wine, Frances Parrnell in Racing Demon, Lisa in Children of the Sun and Catherine in The Memory of Water.

Isabel Ford

Isabel trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama.

Theatre credits include: Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Oldham Coliseum); Duck! (Z-Arts); David Copperfield (Oldham Coliseum); Mother F (Articulate Elbow- tour); Alfie (Bolton Octagon); Kes and Brassed Off (Oldham Coliseum); The Three Graces (LaurieLorry); The Witches (Birmingham Rep); Palace of Fear (Leicester Haymarket) Rumpelstiltskin and The Mysteries (Coventry Belgrade); Dick Whittington, Ghost Train and Jane Eyre (Queen's Hornchurch); The Twits and 101 Dalmatians (Coventry Belgrade); Millennium Mysteries (Teatre Biuro Podrozy and Macnas) The Orchestra (Southwark Playhouse); As You Like It and Much Ado about Nothing (Theatre Unbound) and The Merchant of Venice (Vanessa Ford Productions).

Television and film credits include: Emmerdale (ITV Yorkshire); Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger (Mirrorball); The Body Farm (BBC) and Worried About the Boy (Red Productions Ltd).

Radio credits include: The Orchestra and Waistland (BBC Radio 4)

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James Burton

James is 12 years old and is from Sheffield where he lives with his Dad, John, his Mum, Emma and younger sister, Isobel.

James was previously a chorister at Sheffield Cathedral and attends Sheffield Performing Arts Theatre School in Sheffield, which he loves.  His hobbies include drama, trampolining and football.

Theatre includes: Nipper in Oliver! (Sheffield Theatres); Michael in Peter Pan (Manor Operatic); the Young David in David Copperfield (ABD productions at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield); and a Sewer Child in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Sheffield Theatres).

James is very excited to be playing the role of Nathan for the second time during the National Tour of The Full Monty.

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ADAM BERESFORD

Adams love of acting began in school with his first trip to the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre which led to him studying performing arts ever since.

Adam started in school plays and furthered his studies at City College Manchester where he met agent Joe Moan and acting coach Darren Gordon who he continues learning with to this day at DNA Acting classes.

His first credit came with a guest lead in ‘Life On Mars’ (BBC) and has gone on to include Ken Loach’s film ‘Looking For Eric’ (Sixteen Films), BAFTA award winning shows such as ‘The Street’ (BBC)  and ‘Occupation’ (BBC), as well as ‘Shameless’ (Channel 4) and ‘Waterloo Road’ (BBC). Adam cut his teeth in theatre pursuing his passion for live performance in numerous fringe theatre festivals and original plays. His other credits include ‘Spooks’ (BBC) ‘Doctors’ (BBC) and ‘Bound’ (BBC).

Adam is based in Manchester where he lives with his wife Rebecca and unicorn Clarissa.

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ANDREW ASHFORD

Andrew trained at The Poor School, London, and graduated in 2008.  He made his professional theatre debut as Lennie in The Dukes’ acclaimed production of Of Mice and Men. He then played Hipockets Duncan in the revival of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story in London, followed by the roles of Billy Poggitt/Sir Gawain in The Dukes’ 2011 outdoor promenade production of Merlin in Williamson Park.  He was also part of the company on the West End and No.1 tour productions of The Ladykillers. Other theatre credits include Anthony Shaffers’ Murderer (Ovation Productions), and the Going Bush season of new Australian writing at The Bush Theatre, London.  Most recently he performed in the UK premiere of Martin Baltscheit’s Only A Day at the Belgrade theatre in Coventry.  He also returned to The Dukes Theatre in Oliver Twist, and Cinderella at the Salisbury Playhouse.

Andrew’s television credits include the lead role of Roy McCoy in BBC2’s comedy series Shelfstackers, and Casualty, Doctors and Call The Midwife, also for the BBC.  He also appeared in the second and third series of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for Channel 4.  His film credits include Frequencies (Britpack Films) and Still Life (Redwave films).

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CHARLOTTE POWELL

Charlotte Powell was born and raised in London, and trained at Drama Centre.  Her recent theatre credits include Laura in Don’t Look Now at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch, Janet in The Last of the De Mullins at the Jermyn Street Theatre, and Betsy Loveless in the national tour of We Will Be Free.  She is a member of Eyestrings Theatre Company, which won a Peter Brook Empty Space award for best ensemble.  With them, she has performed in the national tour of The Duchess of Malfi and See What I See at the Oxford Playhouse, and as part of the Shuffle Festival curated by Danny Boyle.  Other theatre includes Julius Caesar and The Tempest for the Orange Tree Theatre, and Black Chiffon, Hippolytus and A Yorkshire Tragedy with Tough Theatre.

Her film and television includes Romans (released winter 2016), Across the Line and The Worst Witch.

Most recently, Charlotte appeared as Emily in the Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced at English Theatre Frankfurt.

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FELIX YATES

Felix has trained at Take 2 Performing Arts Academy, Barnsley, since the age of 3. 

His Theatre credits include: Tam in Miss Saigon, Toulouse in Aristocats, Fagin's gang in Oliver!, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Junior School version);  Jonathon in A Christmas Carol and Tom Thumb in Barnum, all at the Academy Theatre, Birdwell.  Most recently, Felix played Benji in Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Sheffield Lyceum.

Through his involvement with Tykes 2000, Felix has appeared as an extra in the following TV programmes: All At Sea, The Syndicate, Peaky Blinders, DCI Banks and Brief Encounters.  He also appeared as the young Urban in the 2015 film Urban and The Shed Crew.  

Felix loves singing, dancing, playing the guitar and the cornet.  In his spare time, Felix enjoys trying magic tricks and building Lego.

Felix is very excited to be playing Nathan in the National Tour of The Full Monty.

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JAMES BURTON

James is 12 years old and is from Sheffield where he lives with his Dad, John, his Mum, Emma and younger sister, Isobel.

James was previously a chorister at Sheffield Cathedral and attends Sheffield Performing Arts Theatre School in Sheffield, which he loves.  His hobbies include drama, trampolining and football.

Theatre includes: Nipper in Oliver! (Sheffield Theatres); Michael in Peter Pan (Manor Operatic); the Young David in David Copperfield (ABD productions at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield); and a Sewer Child in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Sheffield Theatres).

James is very excited to be playing the role of Nathan for the second time during the National Tour of The Full Monty.

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JESS SCHOFIELD

Jess attended the Liverpool Everyman Youth Theatre from the age of 13 and trained at Liverpool Theatre School when she was 16.

Her Theatre credits include: The Vagina Monologues (Royal Court Liverpool), Lost Soul (Royal Court Liverpool), Dead Heavy Fantastic (Liverpool Everyman), The Moment You Stop (Liverpool Everyman), Dirty Dating (Epstein Theatre).

Her Radio credits include: Nige's Day Out (Radio Merseyside), Tontine (BBC Radio 4)

Her TV credits include: Moving On, Justice and The Last Ferry

Jess had recently taken a break from acting during the births of her two children.  Now she returns with the UK tour of The Full Monty and hopes you enjoy it as much as she is.

For Sadie & Otis x

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JONATHAN MCGARRITY

Jonathan arrived quite late to the acting world, having originally studied Law at Newcastle University and embarking on a career in Finance in Glasgow and Edinburgh.  It was playing Jack in a local production of Into The Woods that first planted the seed and then Billy Bigelow in Carousel that convinced him that acting was the way forward and he left Finance to train at ArtsEd, graduating last year.

Before starting drama school, he played Warren Simpkins in Coronation Street, buying dodgy hairdryers from Barlow’s Buys and also filmed the I keep It Composed music video for rock band We Were Promised Jetpacks.

Since leaving ArtsEd, Jonathan has played Leo in the sell-out run of Fucking Men at The King’s Head Theatre in Islington, Mark in the music video Snow Leopards for the band Kings, Elliot in Swing By Around 8 at the Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham, Mason / Phipps in Butterfly Theatre Company’s production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband in St Helier and he has just returned from a short tour playing Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, also for Butterfly Theatre Company, directed by Aileen Gonsalves.

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PAULINE FLEMING

Pauline started her career by forming a girl trio band which toured the country for two years performing World War II songs and sketches.  She then toured educational pieces around schools both in the UK and Europe, delivering workshop-based productions.  She has also appeared in a number of children’s television productions.  She went to the University of Liverpool, as a mature student, to study English Literature and has since delivered many workshops and short performances studying the texts of Shakespeare.

Pauline’s theatre credits include Bridget in A Chorus of Disapproval (Theatre Clywd & National Tour), Maria & Antonio in Twelfth Night (Kaboodle Theatre Company) which toured in the UK and the Far East, I’m Marrying Robbie Fowler (Liverpool Playhouse & National Tour) various characters including a Russian reporter in Gargling with Jelly (Liverpool Everyman), Paulina in The Winter’s Tale (Liverpool Shakespeare Company), Sarah in The Naked Truth (National Tour, Theatre Productions Ltd), Mum’s the Word (National Tour, Robert C. Kelly), Mary in Rhinestone Mondays (National Tour, Narrow Road Productions), Barbara in Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story (National Tour, Theatre 1st Ltd), Mrs M in Guilty Pleasures (Theatre 1st Ltd) and Rebecca in Harold Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes (Arundel Jailhouse), Mark Goucher’s production of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, and Janice in Lucky Numbers by Mike Yeaman for the Liverpool Royal Court.  She is delighted and rather over-excited to be returning to the Royal Court, playing Beryl in Canoeing for Beginners, also by Mike Yeaman.

Pauline has also appeared in a number of Duggie Chapman pantomimes at Billlingham Forum Theatre, playing Fairy Godmother.  Most recently, she crossed over to the dark side to star as The Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella (Principal Productions, Southport Theatre).   Pauline most recently reprised the role of Brenda in Steve Burbridge’s play about Aids, Testing Times, for the Peoples Theatre, Newcastle.

Pauline’s TV credits include Margie in Being Eileen, Janice in Willy Russell’s Terraces, Annette in Candy Cabs, Mrs Sullivan in Nice Guy Eddie and several appearances in Doctors, all for the BBC.  She has also appeared as Gloria Evans in Heartbeat (ITV Yorkshire).

Pauline has also appeared in three major British soaps.  Her first big TV break was playing Val Walker, Sinbad’s fiancée, in Brookside (Channel 4), in which she became better known as everyone’s Auntie Val, and most recently she played Janet in Emmerdale (ITV Yorkshire).  However, Pauline is best known for playing Penny King, for three years, who became Mike Baldwin’s last girlfriend in Coronation Street (ITV Granada).

On radio, Pauline has recorded a number of plays for BBC Radio 4.

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REISS WARD

Reiss is 12 years old and is from Sheffield where he lives with his Mum, Lesley and Step Dad, Peter.

Reiss is currently a member of Carney Academy in Sheffield and Hot Shots Junior Theatre Group in Thurcroft, which he loves.  His hobbies include drama, speedway, gaming and playing with his dog Maggie.

Theatre includes: Oliver in Oliver! (Rotherham Civic Theatre with Greasborough Operatic Society).  He has performed in various end-of-term shows for Carney academy including Matilda and West Side Story; Reiss has also starred in a short film called Joshua which is about an 11 year old transgender boy that was filmed in August 2015.

Acting is something Reiss is extremely enthusiastic and passionate about and is very excited to be playing the role of Nathan for the first time during the National Tour of The Full Monty.

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William trained at Rose Bruford.  His regional theatre credits include Bolton Octagon, Manchester Royal Exchange, Newcastle Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Theatre Clwyd, Watford Palace, Harrogate Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, Derby Playhouse, Leicester Haymarket, York Theatre Royal, New Vic Stoke and The West Yorkshire Playhouse.  His extensive theatre career has also included The West End, The National Theatre, The Swan Theatre, Stratford; Edinburgh Festival and many UK National Tours.  William spent nearly twenty years as a leading actor with John Godbers' Hull Truck Theatre Company and has been appointed as Associate Artist of the new John Godber Company. He has performed in BOUNCERS over 750 times – more than any other actor!  He has just completed nearly two years in The Mousetrap as Major Metcalf, both in the West End and on the 2015 UK National Tour.

TV credits include Harry's Game, Doctor Who, Howards Way, All Creatures Great and Small, The Bill, Last of the Summer Wine, Heartbeat, Emmerdale, Pigeon Summer, The Ward, Coronation Street, Wing and a Prayer, Gold, Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Casualty, Judge John Deed, Dalziel & Pascoe, Holby City, The Last Detective, EastEnders, Battlefield Britain, Doctors, Family Affairs, Breaking The Chains, Vincent, Class Of 76, Thin Ice, Midsomer Murders, The Royal, Casualty 1909, Hollyoaks, DCI Banks and Endeavour.

Films include Defrosting the Fridge, Small Zones, The Fix, Shipwrecked, The Whipping Boy, Night of the Fox, Paper Marriage, Between Two Women, The Jealous God, Thunder Road, Is Anybody There?, The Boat That Rocked and The Day Of The Triffids.

Official website: www.williamilkley.com

FIONA SKINNER

FIONA SKINNER

Fiona graduated from Drama School in 2009 and has since worked on an eclectic mix of projects. 

These include: Chewing Gum; Taboo (6 Episodes); A Royal Night Out; Birds of a Feather (3 Episodes); Call The Midwife; Our Girl; NSFW; Doctors (3 Episodes); Oakwood and Little Big House

She appeared in the world-premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s stage play, Our Ajax, was a member of the 2012 Old Vic New Voices Company and work-shopped the new plays Paper Tigers and Apophis.

She was nominated for the Spotlight Prize in 2009.

MONTY POOLE

MONTY POOLE

Monty is 12 years old and is from Leeds. He trains at Stagebox and is part of the Leeds Elite Team. 

His credits include: Young Jake in Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour); Young Ross Barton in Emmerdale (ITV); '71 (StudioCanal); Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Bros); The Village (BBC); Hank Zipzer (CBBC); Jericho (ITV) and various commercials and voiceovers including Ribena, RSPB and M&S.

Monty is delighted to be joining the cast of The Full Monty as Nathan.