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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Bristol Hippodrome

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan New Music: Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Claire Hayes If it’s light-hearted escapist entertainment you’re after then the jazz age Thoroughly Modern Millie, with Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton asserting her musical theatre credentials in the title role, could just fit the bill. Be warned though, around the edges, ...

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan New Music: Jeanine Tesori Book: Richard Morris Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Helen Jones Thoroughly Modern Millie was originally written as a film vehicle for Julie Andrews and finally turned into a stage musical in 2002. It is 1922. Millie Dillmount is a girl from small town Kansas. She arrives in ...

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – The Grand, Leeds

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan New Music: Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan Director: Racky Plews Musical Director: Rob Wicks Reviewer: Rob Atkinson On the face of it, the traditional “boy meets girl, they have issues, but end up happy ever after” musical theatre story is unlikely to be aided by the addition of a subplot around what they ...

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan New Music: Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan Director: Racky Plews Reviewer:  Scott Matthewman Based on the 1967 movie devised as a Julie Andrews vehicle, the 2002 Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, which is revived here, expands upon the original film’s appropriation of 1920s music by grabbing and adapting songs and styles from ...

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Liverpool Empire

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan New Music:  Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: John Roberts Originally a film vehicle for Oscar Award-winning Julie Andrews in 1967, this stage version was bound for Broadway in 2002 with a new book by Richard Morris, Dick Scanlan and music from Jeanine Tesori - that season the show won ...

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The Blues Brothers (Approved) – New Theatre, Cardiff

Reviewer: Emily Pearce Blues Brothers (Approved) is an officially endorsed tribute to legendary comedy duo The Blues Brothers, running through all the hits that got a generation boogieing. The energy from the start is infectious, with many audience members dancing in the aisles from the first number; the ensemble makes a real effort to maintain the energy throughout, even in ...

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Sister Act – Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Writer: Joseph Howard Additional Book Material: Douglas Carter Beane Director: Anthony Williams Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Reviewer: Paul Downham   Aberystwyth Arts Centre has been turned into a Nunnery for the summer with the arrival of hit musical comedy Sister Act. From its beginnings in California in 2006, Sister Act has gone on to be performed around the ...

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Soul Sister: – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Writer/director: Pete Brooks and John Miller Reviewer: Steph Rowe [rating:4] The life and times of Ike and Tina Turner are portrayed in this high paced, yet diluted musical of their life together, their rise to fame, and ultimately their fiery split, Soul Sister then goes on to celebrate the rise of Tina Turner as a show stopping, pop chart busting ...

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