ABOUT THE CAST
LOUISE WHYTE On 31st January 2003, something important happened to Louise. Depending on who you ask, you're likely to get a different answer. If you ask her husband, it's the day on which she said 'yes' to his marriage proposal. But if you ask Louise, it was the day that she first saw Sutton Foster light up New York as Millie Dillmount in the original Broadway production of 'Thoroughly Modern Millie', such was the impact the show had on her. Oh yes...she would also mention that she got engaged on that day too! Now 5 years on, Louise is fulfiling an ambition in having the opportunity to bring Millie to life herself. It's a far cry from her theatrical debut, 17 years ago, as an ensemble member in the play version of 'Les Miserables' with the Bradford Youth Players. Since then she's been sullen as Mrs Mullin in 'Carousel', saintly as Sr Mary Hubert in the infamous 'Nunsense' and scatty as Audrey in 'Little Shop of Horrors', along with many other challenging and successful roles. However with 'Millie,' Louise feels that she has 'turned the corner' and she hopes you ‘thoroughly' enjoy the show! This one is for her green glass love...
STEVE REDFERN has been involved in performing arts from a young age having grown up in a family with a keen interest in musical theatre. He studied the piano and trombone, playing at a high level before taking his musical knowledge into small cameo roles in amateur stage productions. His debut with us was in 2001 as Billy in 42nd Street and he has since played many other leads for BSP including Billy in Carousel, Bobby in Crazy for You and Tommy in Brigadoon. He has also played with distinction the demanding roles of Tony in West Side Story, and Curly in Oklahoma with societies in Huddersfield and Halifax.
RICK WHYTE often wonders how he'd look in a bobbed wig. It's not something he dwells on usually, but having already played Jimmy Smith in Huddersfield AOS's production of 'Millie' in November and Mr Graydon in this production, he only needs to play one more character in 'Millie' for the hat-trick... Aside from the horror of his impending 30th birthday, this last year has been a pretty good one for Rick: he started out playing Oscar in 'Sweet Charity' for BSP last January, swiftly followed by Judas in Applause Theatre Co's production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in May, and then into the 'Milliethon' that has seen him rehearsing 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' in one form or another for the last eight months! Rick hopes you enjoy our production, he's really enjoyed rehearsing it but has found his wife's new seduction technique to be…novel, to say the least!
KATHRYN TONKS has been on the amateur circuit since the age of two, playing with BSP and other societies such as Idle & Thackley, Keighley, Spenborough and the Bradford Youth Players. She is in her element playing character parts, such as the saucy Nickie in our last production of Sweet Charity. Kathryn has also enjoyed a variety of leading and supporting roles but now has the unique distinction of playing all the leading ‘Brown’ roles - Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Katie in Calamity Jane and now as Dorothy in Millie.
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Published on Jan 22, 2008
Show programme designed by Simon Frater for Buttershaw St. Paul's AODS production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Showing at St. George's Conce...