Barely believable support act

The cast of The Full Monty visited the Waterside Theatre to support a special appeal in aid of Aylesbury Foodbank.

Audiences who visit in November are being encouraged to bring any non-perishable breakfast food items they can afford to this week’s shows.

The appeal will run until Sat 25 Nov with items on the wish list including tinned beans, tinned tomatoes, frankfurters, cereal, tea, coffee, UHT Milk, long-life orange juice, jam, peanut butter, tinned fruit and table sauces.

Other non-perishable items will also be welcome.

Cast member Bill Ward said: ‘Myself and The Full Monty company have the pleasure of telling a story that is still so relevant today.

‘The cost-of-living crisis is impacting individuals and families across the whole country, and it is our honour to shine a spotlight on how together we can help alleviate the strain, in Aylesbury at least, this week.

‘We will be popping in some cans over the course of the week and hope audiences will join us in doing the same.’

The first donation has already been received from Waitrose, which regularly supports community wellbeing and fundraising initiatives.

Christelle Howel, Community Lead at Waitrose and Partners, said: ‘We’re committed to supporting the community.

Nick Andrews, of Aylesbury Foodbank’s Collection’s Team, added: ‘Thanks to The Full Monty team for helping us continue to ‘foodraise’ for local people in poverty.

‘Demand has never been higher and we are determined to continue to fulfil every request we receive.’

The cast that includes Danny Hatchard as Gaz, Jake Quickenden as Guy, Bill Ward as Gerald, Neil Hurst as Dave, Ben Onwukwe as Horse and Nicholas Prasad as Lomper are appearing in this fast and funny play that is still very much of our time.

In the plot, Gaz and his mates are down on their luck and feel they have been thrown on the scrapheap, but they are determined to fight back and bare a little more than they ever thought they would have to.

The Full Monty is running until Sat 25 Nov. Visit (booking fee) for more information.