Award-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17 January. World Ballroom Showdance Champion and Professional Dancer Joanne Clifton will take on the title role of Millie Dillmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City. Joanne’s credits include Face the Music, Burn the Floor, Strictly Live Tour and Marilyn Monroe in Norma Jeane Musical.
Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film. Taking you back to the height of the Jazz Age in 1920s New York City, when ‘moderns’ including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love.
From explosive tap numbers to a ‘Fred and Ginger’ dance routine on a window ledge, and featuring hit songs including Gimme Gimme and Not for the Life of Me Thoroughly Modern Millie is a brilliantly funny and entertaining show for all the family.
Further casting to be announced. Thoroughly Modern Millie is directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd, with musical direction by Tom Turner.
Following New Wimbledon, Thoroughly Modern Millie will through to 15 July 2017 visiting Milton Keynes, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Liverpool, York, Southsea, Aylesbury, Brighton, Dartford, Leeds, Llandudno, Woking, Manchester, Bromley, Bristol and Newcastle, with further dates to be announced.