Monty in the capital

Scott Anson
Scott Anson

Sheffield Theatres’ hit production of The Full Monty opens in London at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, Thursday, February 20.

It means a return to the West End for Scott Anson, the only Sheffielder in the cast, who played the lead in Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, from 1997 to 2000.

The 40-year-old was in the original cast of Daniel Evans’ production which premiered at the Lyceum and went on tour last year, playing five roles and understudying three lead characters, Gaz, Lomper and Guy, but so far has not been called on to strip off.

“It was brilliant to be part of it in Sheffield,” he said. “There was lots of fun stuff while we were there. On tour the play has changed so much. We have toned down the regional accents and have worked hard on the dialect.”

The Full Monty is playing in London until June and goes back on tour in September. The father of two, who lives in Clowne, added: “I don’t know whether I am going to be doing the tour.”