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Linda Nolan enjoys the Full Monty!

Blackpool singing treasure Linda Nolan supported the cast of the production of The Full Monty, at rehearsals.

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Linda (centre), Debbie Marr (L) and Jacqueline Rhodes (R) from Hug in a Bag, and some of the cast of The Full Monty.

She was there with the team from local charity “Hug in a Bag” of which she is Patron. The charity gives every person diagnosed with breast cancer in the Fylde, a specially packed bag full of gifts and “hugs.”

Linda said “A big thank you to Lytham Operatic Society for choosing our charity to be involved with their production and bringing more awareness of the work of “Hug in a Bag” to the South Fylde area.

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“In the Blackpool area, 300 women a year are treated for breast cancer and in fact, several men also. The common conception of breast cancer is that it just affects women, but Blackpool and the Fylde has one of the highest rates of male breast cancer in the country.”

The Full Monty performed by Lytham Operatic Society at Lowther Pavilion in 2015

It’s the musical version of the well known film starring Robert Carlisle and team – the only difference is that the story is set in Buffalo – New York state and there are 20 or so musical numbers to accompany the story.

The story is one of our time with workers being made redundant and the effects that such redundancies have on their lives and their personal relationships. Those who are familiar with the film will know that the six men made redundant plan to solve their finances by becoming male strippers – in their mind similar to the Chippendales. Dare they bare all? That is for the audience to find out.

One of the players is Des Grant. Des is well known in Preston for running charitable events, including Melanie’s Magic Wand Appeal, which he launched following the tragic loss of his daughter to a cancerous brain tumour. This raised over £500,000 in 18 months for neurological equipment.

Des has played the role of Horse in a few other productions of The Full Monty, but is more than delighted to have been asked to resurrect this wonderful character and to be working with the Lytham cast.


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From Left – Debbie Marr, Linda Nolan, Phil Swift (Playing the lead character Jerry) and Jacqueline Rhodes


The Full Monty from Lytham Operatic
The Full Monty from Lytham Operatic

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