THE STORY OF THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Unlike most musicals where a successful stage show transfers to the big screen, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ began life as a 1967 film starring, amongst others, Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore. Audiences had to wait until April 2002 for the Broadway opening of the stage show. It was, however, worth the wait, the production winning no less than six Tony awards and running for 903 performances. 2003 saw the West End production starring Amanda Holden as Millie, Maureen Lipman as Mrs Meers and Sheila Ferguson as Muzzy. ‘Millie’ is a light hearted and lively show set in New York of the 1920’s. Small town girl Millie Dillmount arrives in New York determined to embrace the new ‘modern’ lifestyle. She has a plan which involves finding and marrying a wealthy boss and letting her head rule her heart. However, ‘fate’ takes a hand and, despite finding a boss who meets all her requirements, she cannot seem to stop thinking about the totally unsuitable Jimmy. To add to her troubles she has a room at the Hotel Priscilla, run by the inscrutable Mrs Meers, which boasts an unusually high turnover of residents. Fortunately Millie and her friends are able to tap dance their way out of trouble and live happily ever after. Full of tuneful melodies and lively humour, ‘Millie’ is very much a feel good show, just the tonic to brighten up a dark January night. So sit back, relax and enjoy a couple of hours of pure escapism.
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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...