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Based on the 1967 film of the same name, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce.

Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China. The style of the musical is comic pastiche. Like the film on which it is based, it interpolates new tunes with some previously written songs.

 Like the film on which it is based, it interpolates new tunes with some previously written songs – including Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, My Mammy and show tunes from Naughty Marietta and Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan.

Show Dates: 24 October - 8 November 2014

Preferential Bookings: 5 September

Public Bookings Open: 10 September

Director: Katherine Sharpham  
Musical Director: David Lang  
Production Managers: Megan Willis and Caroline Reddel

Choreographers: Jenny Lyle and Rachel Nelson

The Cast

Millie Dilmount - Rosemi Fitchett
Jimmy Smith -
Christopher Melotti
Miss Dorothy Brown - Jessica Munoz
Trevor Graydon III -
Guy Burge
Mrs Meers -
Melissa Trickey
Muzzy van Hossmere - Tara Barr
Miss Flannery -
Caroline Reddel
Ching Ho - Andy Fung
Bun Foo - Mandy Fung
Mathilde -
Rebecca Forbes
Daphne - Lynley Qureshi
Dorothy Parker - Karen Swancott

Hotel Priscilla Girls
Ruth -
Olivia Linas
Alice -
Kate Phillips
Gloria -
Kerri-Ann Wilson
Rita - Sarah Conolly
Cora -
Megan Reddel
Lucille - Sophie Hancock
Ethel Peas - Amelia McCann

Featured Dancers
Bronwyn Carroll
Beth Virzi
Kate Phillips
Olivia Linas