THEATREGOERS are snapping up tickets to see a team of local male performers strutting their stuff in the buff.
Tickets for Stamford Amateur Musical Society’s production of The Fully Monty are selling so fast the theatre group is having to consider putting on an extra performance.
The interest being generated by the hit show has vindicated the society’s decision to break away from traditional musicals and put on a more modern show.
The group’s chairman Adrian Worgan said: “You can only do so many repeat productions of My Fair Lady, Oklahoma! and South Pacific.
“Our regular audiences are getting older so it was time to do a 21st century show to attract new audiences.”
Mr Worgan is one of the six men who will bare all for the sake of his art. He plays the role of Dave, and said there was no shortage of men willing to bear all for the show.
He added: “People have seen the film and they knew what they were getting themselves into.
“Everyone seems to be full of zest and vitality at the moment, although I think they might be a bit more nervous for the first show.”
The Full Monty is being staged at Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre from April 12-16 with performances nightly at 7.30pm and a matinee performance at 3.30pm on the Saturday.
Tickets are available for £15 (£12) from the theatre box office on 01780 766455, or online at www.stamford-corn-exchange.co.uk