Gary Lucy will lead the new cast of The Full Monty when it embarks on a new UK tour in September.

Lucy will be joined in the cast by Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Rupert Hill, Martin Miller and Bobby Schofield.

The play, adapted by original screenwriter Simon Beaufoy from the hit 1997 film, centres on a group of unemployed Sheffield steelworkers who form a strip group.

It premiered in Sheffield last year and transferred to the West End in February, but closed the following month.

Gary Lucy, who will play Gaz (the role created on screen by Robert Carlyle) is best known for TV credits including EastEnders, Footballer's Wives and Hollyoaks.

The new tour, which is directed by Roger Haines (The Go-Between), opens at the Manchester Opera House on 15 September 2014 (previews from Thursday 11 September) before embarking on a 32-week tour.

2014

11 – 20 September - Manchester Opera House
23 September – 4 October - Glasgow King's Theatre
6 – 11 October - Dunfermline Alhambra
13 – 18 October - Cambridge Arts Theatre
20 – 25 October - Liverpool Empire
27 Oct – 1 Nov - Newcastle Theatre Royal
3 – 8 November - Oxford New Theatre
10 – 15 November - Northampton Royal & Derngate
17 – 22 November - Plymouth Theatre Royal
24 – 29 November - Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
1 – 6 December - Norwich Theatre Royal
8 – 13 December - Brighton Theatre Royal

2015

19 – 24 January - Milton Keynes Theatre
26 – 31 January - Swansea Grand Theatre
2 – 7 February - Woking New Victoria Theatre
9 – 14 February - Bradford Alhambra Theatre
16 – 21 February - Nottingham Theatre Royal
22 – 27 February - Sunderland Empire
2 – 7 March - Leicester De Montfort Hall
9 – 14 March - Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre
16 – 21 March - Llandudno Venue Cymru
23 – 28 March - Ipswich Regent Theatre
30 March – 4 April - Aberdeen His Majesty's Theatre
6 – 11 April - High Wycombe Swan
13 – 18 April - Bristol Hippodrome
19 – 25 April - Dartford Orchard Theatre
27 April – 2 May - Carlisle Sands Centre
4 – 23 May - Sheffield Lyceum