Thoroughly Modern Tour

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Collins, Clifton for Millie tour

Michelle Collins is to join Strictly’s Joanne Clifton in the 2017 tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie, coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse in January.

Collins, known for her ten year stint on Eastenders as Cindy Beale as well as three years behind the bar of Coronation Street’s Rovers Return, will play the role of sinister hotel proprietress Mrs Meers.

Joanne Clifton will star as Millie Dillmount

Joanne Clifton will star as Millie Dillmount

The title role in the production will be taken by Strictly Come Dancing professional Joanne Clifton, who is currently partnered with sports presenter Ore Oduba on the BBC 1 show.

Thoroughly Modern Millie follows the fortunes of small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who escapes to New York in the 1920s, intent on marrying for money not love. Bobbing her hair and raising her hemline, she is soon falling foul of city life on every level.

Based on the 1967 movie of the same name, staring Julie Andrews as Millie, the musical opened on Broadway in 2002, winning six Tony awards, including Best Musical. It goes big on both dancing and singing, from explosive tap numbers to a ‘Fred and Ginger’ dance routine on a window ledge. Featured songs include Gimme Gimme, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Not for the Life of Me.

The tour opens in London in January and is currently scheduled through to June. Michelle Collins is booked to play Mrs Meers through to the dates in York, leaving the tour on Saturday 4 March 2017. Direction and Choreography will be by Racky Plews, with Tom Turner as MD.

Listing

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Monday 30 January – Saturday 4 Febreuary 2017
Evenings: 7.30; matinee: Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/thoroughly-modern-millie/edinburgh-playhouse/

Buy 1967 movie and Original Cast Recording on Amazon. Click on the images below for details.

Thoroughly Modern Millie on tour 2017:
Tue 17 – Sat 21 Jan London
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Book online
Tue 24 – Sat 28 Jan Milton Keynes
Theatre
0844 871 7652 Book online
Mon 30 Jan – Sat 4 Feb Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
Mon 6 – Sat 11 Feb Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
Mon 13 – Sat 18 Feb Birmingham
Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Book online
Mon 20 – Sat 25 Feb Liverpool
Empire Theatre
0844 871 3017 Book online
Mon 27 Feb – Sat 4 March York
Grand Opera House
0844 871 3024 Book online
Mon 6 – Sat 11 March High Wycombe
Swan Theatre
01494 512 000 Book online
Mon 20 – Sat 25 March Southsea
King’s Theatre
023 9282 8282 Book online
Mon 27 March – Sat 1 April Aylesbury
Waterside Theatre
0844 871 7607 Book online
Mon 3 – Sat 8 April Brighton
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7650 Book online
Mon 10 – Sat 15 April Dartford
Orchard Theatre
01322 220000 Book online
Mon 17 – Sat 22 April Leeds
Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700 Book online
Mon 24 – Sat 29 April Llandudno
Venue Cymru
01492 872000 Book online
Mon 8 – Sat 13 May Woking
New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645 Book online
Mon 22 – Sat 27 May Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
Tue 6 – Sat 10 June Bromley
Churchill Theatre
020 3285 6000 Book online
Mon 19 – Sat 24 June Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online

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