Monday, 12 June 2017

Preview: Thoroughly Modern Millie at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Monday 10th – Saturday 15th July 2017
Current Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton and musical theatre actor Lucas Rush lead the cast in Thoroughly Modern Millie playing at Newcastle Theatre Royal in July 2017.
Joanne Clifton as Millie - Photo: Darren Day
World Ballroom Showdance Champion and Professional Dancer Joanne Clifton plays Millie Dillmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City with Lucas Rush taking the role of Mrs Meers, the evil proprietor of the Hotel Priscilla. 

Katherine Glover as Miss Dorothy Brown,
Graham Macduff as Mr Trevor Graydon
and Joanne Clifton as Millie
Photo: Darren Bell
Lucas’s  theatre credits include: St Jimmy/Resident Director in American Idiot (The Arts Theatre & UK Tour); Emcee in Cabaret (Arts Theatre Aberdeen); Edmund in Mark Rylance’s Sonnet Walks (The Globe); Tony in Saturday Night Fever (RCCL and USA); Roger in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre); Duane Jones in Bloodbath (Edinburgh Festival); Rebel Leader in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Joe Vegas in Fame (UK Tour); Benadick in Much Ado About Nothing (Italian Theatre Tour); Mickey in Blood Brothers (The Manoel Theatre Malta); Robin in The Merry Wives Of Windsor (RSC Barbican Theatre) and Gavrouche in Les Miserables (Palace Theatre).

Photo: Darren Bell
Joanne and Lucas are joined by Sam Barrett (Jimmy Smith), Graham MacDuff (Trevor Graydon), Katherine Glover (Miss Dorothy), Jenny Fitzpatrick (Muzzy), Catherine Mort (Miss Flannery), Damian Buhagiar (Ching Ho), Andy Yau (Bun Foo), Emma Housley, David Muscat, Alice Baker, Lotty Summers, Laura Marie Benson, Bobby Windebank, Marios Nicolaides and Laura Wilson.

Jenny Fitzpatrick as Muzzy Van Hossmere
and Joanne Clifton as Millie - Photo: Darren Bell
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.

Photo: Darren Bell
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.


Photo: Darren Bell
Thoroughly Modern Millie plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Mon 10 – Sat 15 Jul 2017.  Tickets are from £16.50 and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).


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