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Thoroughly Modern Millie archiveBased on the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Channing, the nostalgic musical comedy is set in 1920s New York where recent arrival-from-Kansas Millie Dillmount is determined to bob her hair, dance to jazz, get a job and marry her boss - all in the modern fashion.
Performers Lesley Joseph (Mrs Meers), Elaine C Smith (Mrs Meers - Scottish dates), Donna Steele (Millie), Grace Kennedy (Muzzy), Andrew Kennedy, Trevor Graydon, Richard Reynard (Jimmy Smith), Robyn North (Miss Dorothy).
Book by Richard Morris. Book by Dick Scanlon. Music Jeanine Tesori. Lyrics Dick Scanlan. Producer Paul Elliott. Producer Duncan C Weldon. Producer Pat Moylan. Producer Churchill Bromley. Director Beth Eden. Design David Gallo.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T163384004. Details of all Thoroughly Modern Millie archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01158596705

Archive Listings

1 Nov 05
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12 Nov 05
Theatre Royal
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
25 Oct 05
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29 Oct 05
New Wimbledon Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
18 Oct 05
to
22 Oct 05
Theatre Royal
Norwich
Norfolk
4 Oct 05
to
15 Oct 05
Mayflower Theatre
Southampton
Hampshire
20 Sep 05
to
1 Oct 05
Bristol Hippodrome
Bristol
City of Bristol
6 Sep 05
to
17 Sep 05
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool
Merseyside
23 Aug 05
to
3 Sep 05
Theatre Royal
Plymouth
Devon
26 Jul 05
to
20 Aug 05
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff
Glamorgan
28 Jun 05
to
9 Jul 05
Playhouse Theatre
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
14 Jun 05
to
25 Jun 05
Grand Theatre
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
7 Jun 05
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11 Jun 05
New Victoria Theatre
Woking
Surrey
31 May 05
to
4 Jun 05
Regent Theatre
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
17 May 05
to
28 May 05
King's Theatre
Glasgow
Glasgow
3 May 05
to
14 May 05
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
19 Apr 05
to
30 Apr 05
Palace Theatre
Manchester
Greater Manchester
5 Apr 05
to
16 Apr 05
Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham
West Midlands
22 Mar 05
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2 Apr 05
Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
8 Mar 05
to
19 Mar 05
Churchill Theatre
Bromley
Kent

User Reviews

USER (25Oct05): Thoroughly Modern Millie is definitely the best musical you will see this year. on a scale of 1-10, I give Millie an 11!!! Thoroughly enjoyable for everyone!!!!!!
USER (06Apr05): Thoroughly Modern Millie Birmingham Hippodrome, Tuesday 5 April 2005, runs until 16 April. The Broadway and West End hit musical arrived in town last night to great applause and a standing ovation! Yes, it’s definitely a hit. The 1960s Julie Andrews film is now a lavish and sparkling stage musical with great sets, colourful costumes and eye catching dance numbers. And, with songs by Jeanine Tesori, Dick Scanlan, Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn, Victor Herbert, Walter Donaldson etc it has all the hallmarks of a winning production. A cast of 25 and a good-sized orchestra of 10 under the direction of Chris Hatt bring to life the original orchestrations by legendary composer/arranger the late Ralph Burns. Set in the roaring twenties’ speakeasy era, the most memorable song is the foot tapping title number, performed confidently by Donna Steele who repeats her West End starring role of “Millie”. Her experience shined through from the opening number and she handled all the 20s style dances and comedy in her stride. She is physically the perfect “Millie” with long legs, an expressive face and carries the whole thing off beautifully. Lesley Joseph creates a wonderfully entertaining and at times “panto style villainess” in Mrs Meers, the supposedly Chinese owner of somewhat seedy looking hotel whose Chinese-English has the audience in stitches. Of course, the sinister side of all this is that she is actually doping and kidnapping orphans to sell to the sex trade of Asia. One of the comical showstoppers is when she and two Chinese boys sing “Mammy” with subtitles shown on a screen! You really must see it. Grace Kennedy in the role of Muzzy Van Hossmere has 2 big numbers the best being in Act One “Only in New York” and demonstrated why she is one of the best vocalists around. Personally, I’d like to have seen her more as she has real stage charisma. Richard Reynard as Millie’s friend Jimmy Smith (secretly a wealthy industrialist) has lots of traditional song and dance numbers winning over both the audience and Millie while Andrew Kennedy, Millie’s office boss, sings his heart out in a Gilbert and Sullivan style which amused the audience a lot. Robyn North was excellent as Dorothy Brown (secretly the sister of Jimmy) and Nicola Blackman was larger than life as the wasp nest’s hair styled office supervisor Miss Flannery. In spite of a technical hitch part way through Act One which required a short pause in the show, the restart was effective and well handled and even got an extra round of applause from the already won-over audience. After Birmingham the tour continues until November and will no doubt delight audiences at all venues. A great evening out. Clive Fuller

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