Are you up for a night of cheeky fun?
The hilarious production Ladies Night will appear at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, June 30.
It is the story of four unemployed guys, motivated by The Chippendales to form a male stripping act, in order to make some fast cash.
They pitch the notion to a local club owner and take lessons from a slightly shop-worn, dance instructor with a heart-of-gold in all manner of things, including what women really want from a male stripper (and how to deliver it).
Written Anthony McCarten and Stephen Sinclair, it was first performed in Auckland in 1987 and has had several national sell-out tours in the UK since 1990.
If the storyline sounds familiar, it was actually written 10 years before the hit British film The Full Monty was released.
The writers went on to file a lawsuit against the producers of The Full Monty, a case that was settled out of court.
Ladies Night has been translated into 12 languages and remains New Zealand’s most commercially successful play of all time.
Alli Pope, who plays the ex-exotic dancer Glenda, says the show is a fantastic night out, and not only for the girls.
“It’s a very entertaining theatre piece – guys can relate to it, and there’s nothing too rude, even Granny could go along!” she said.
The show also stars Steven Tandy (The Sullivans), Dale Pengelly (The Boy from Oz), Andrew Lawson (X Factor), Samuel Peacock (Gallipoli) and John Sayles (Calendar Girls).
The show will start at 8pm. Tickets are available from CPAC on 4990 7134 or online at www.cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au.
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